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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Steven Belletto Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960 , by Hungerford Amy , Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2010 . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Review Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Carrie J. Preston Modernist Writings and Religio-scientific Discourse: H. D., Loy, and Toomer , by Vetter Lara , Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 . 219 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Review Reviews Religion and Science in the Making of Modernist Bodies Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 Derrida Friday metafiction religion repetition sacrifice J. M. Coetzee’s novel Foe begins with a shipwreck and ends with a confrontation underwater, as an unnamed, previously unvoiced narrator encounters Friday in a place “where bodies are their own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 352–359.
Published: 01 September 2006
... or political obtuseness. The irony of religionists rioting in anger over the suggestion that their religion has implicitly or explicitly endorsed violence goes unremarked. Twentieth-Century Literature 52.3 Fall 2006 352 Review My point here is not to advocate for the pope’s position or to cri­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 26–59.
Published: 01 March 2012
... loss, and secularity with unbelief and the facile theory of a search for surrogates. As a side-effect,“religion” itself becomes defined in terms of pre-modern institutionalized Christianity, and there is a great reluctance to approach new modes of potential mod- ern religious engagement...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
...” (143, 144, 65). 2 In his insistence that Leonora’s behavior is best explained by her religion, Dowell to some degree mirrors his creator, who, in addition to foregrounding Catholicism in The Good Soldier (1915), presented that religion as a major source of conflict in his later tetralogy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of the eleventh-century Kashmiri Saivite Brahmin Somadeva’s classic collection of stories called Kathāsaritsāgara, reminds us in her introduction that Somadeva’s text contains stories and characters from many religions, sects and ways of life; it does not exclusively endorse the values...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Carol J. Singley Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Ul Race, Culture, Nation: Edith Wharton and Ernest Renan Carol J. Singley A n avid reader, Edith Wharton devoured volumes of philosophy and religion. As R. W B. Lewis observes in his biography, she owned more books on religion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 231–236.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., gen­ der, race, and religion in their texts and in their lives by making different subject categories available to them and enabling or preventing particular modes of expression. (2) The book displays Miller’s characteristic ability to plumb deep into poetry while simultaneously...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 453–469.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of established religion and morality, and veneration of ancient architectural monuments as expressions of his hidden and menacing worldview.4 Even before the death of his par­ ents, as a schoolboy Dyer was fascinated by reading Doctor Faustus, pleased by his magical flights, haunted by dreams of his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Most progressives, such as the authors of the 1932 Urdu collection Angare , were skeptical if not outright critical of religion. However, this began to change in the 1930s as urban, middle-class youths left universities and went to India’s villages as part of nationalist outreach. This resulted...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 510–544.
Published: 01 December 2001
... fact, the continual stifling of possibility, we often respond by telling ourselves stories that manifest and systematize our sense of loss in the past while regenerating hope for the future. The most important stories of this sort are shared by large communities, most often through religion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to their downfall is strik­ ingly similar: parliaments fail, a third world war devastates the earth, and a new religion forms to recognize and honor the seemingly mysterious power manifested in this sequence. The religion in Huxley’s fable emerges with what its followers call “the Thing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 336–366.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a specifically gendered warning against female vanity, and the narcissistic type grew increasingly to be associated with women.3 In her poems about religion, Smith simultaneously challenges the misogynistic recasting of narcissism as a peculiarly feminine trait and the self-righteousness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
... is not about religion but about the intricacies of Jewish life in Europe and Brazil, as it moves toward secularity. 676 Review Just as in the case of the Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik (who was also Jewish with Eastern European ancestry), Lispector’s speech was perceived as foreign...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
... novel, any novel, is a “heretic narrative.” Lucy has been true to both her national identity and her narrative destiny (or vocation, you could say) by resisting the mere­ tricious kindness of a repressive and foreign religion, associated throughout the novel with surveillance, deception, and fake...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... today. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Severo Sarduy Orientalism philosophy postmodernism Buddhist studies is a somewhat recent invention. Indeed, as some scholars of religion point out today, the very idea that there exists a thing called “Buddhism,” a category that can effectively...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
... paradise: nothing like your idols: nothing like your political men: nothing like your artists: nothing like your religions: nothing (quoted in Hentea 2014 : 140–41) The Waste Land is filled with such “nothings.” A passage from “The Fire Sermon” is set at Margate, the seaside resort where Eliot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... “this was not a mere pile of stone. It had an aura of clouds upon its brow. This sublime earth form was the living place of a god, certainly” (111). And upon arriving in Midian, Moses converts to “the religion of Jethro” (144) almost immediately. This religion, it turns out, resembles less a Judaic monotheism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 273–281.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., while also looking deeply at the life and the man himself. Jones’s conversion to Catholicism, as well as his experience as a soldier in World War I, provide the main touchstone for exploring his relationship to modernism. Jones grew up in a Protestant family, and the religion and scriptural emphasis...