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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
... meal strongly evokes eating as brutal taboo, and Hannibal Rising invites the reader to compare the boiling birds to Mischa boiling in her bathtub. Kolnas has converted the act of infant cannibalism into a successful—and traditionally French—restaurant business. The retributive murders in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2006
... retributive justice, whereas there is something called restorative justice, and this is the justice we have chosen” (qtd. in Ryan). The central concern of this type of justice, as Tutu defines it, is the healing of breaches, the redressing of imbalances, the restora­ tion of broken...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
...: free­ dom, excitement, inspiration, retribution. For three of the four the pursuit is Life as each conceives it; but for Irene, the half-mad former artist’s model swathed in folds of white like a marble figure atop a sarcophagus, the search is perhaps for deliverance from torment. At a crucial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
... there; the ethics of silence as a response to black-on-white, male-on-female rape; the notion of historical retribution; the mechanics of land redistribution; the impact of economic rationaliza­ tion; the status of truth and the possibilities for reconciliation. As these concerns threaten to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of humanity than in either expressing their anger or protecting themselves from retribution for the fire. 470 Women, Slavery, and the Problem of Freedom in Wide Sargasso Sea As Antoinette and Manny describe the rioters, so the rioters use metaphors of animal life to describe their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 June 2000
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
... protestor’s malicious intent. In this way the innuendoes of “Follower” exact a retribution from the despised social Other by splitting the audience into distinct groups. One group, the obligingly 275 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE obtuse, either are or pretend to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 453–469.
Published: 01 December 2000
... that Leilah reveals her apocryphal mythic name of Lilith, Adam’s first wife. Lilith also pronounces a (canonical) Biblical judgment, recognized by Eve as the Old Testament “retribution upon Gomorrah” (174,176). But although he/she came to the United States to take up a post as professor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2001
... demonstrates the combination of feelings characteristic of hysterical subjects: hostility and desire, a long­ ing for retribution and reconciliation, an inability to forgive coupled with a reluctance to forgo the mother who killed her. In rereading Freud, Claire Kahane has argued that an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... ing Gibreel and Alleluia’s love affair in retribution for Gibreel’s silence, after being rescued by Gibreel from the fire at the Shaandaar Cafe, and after suffering a heart attack, the anglicized Saladin recovers his identity as the brave, the native, Salahuddin. The narrative device that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-(heterosexually)-or-lose-it fear: “I look at my sex, my troubling sex, and wonder how it can be redeemed, how I can save it from the knife.” The knife David fears is wielded by a holy hand seeking retribution for his “sin” of homosexuality. As if in response, he quotes from 1 Corinthians 13, a passage that, out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., the “little bunches” of lines in the traditional ballad quatrain here extend menacingly beyond their customary borders. Taken as a single quatrain, then, the poem has a doleful, sinister sound that portends chaos and vio- lent retribution. The ballad is thus both a form of racist mythology...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 377–398.
Published: 01 September 2012
... functions as a shield characters adopt to conceal transgressive desires for power, domination, elimination, retribution. Care can be a weapon, these stories suggest; self-sacrifice can be a device. For those marginalized by gender, caregiving is a means to power, an opportunity for “colonization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... a firm promise that He would liberate and deliver retributive justice, American blacks’ 439Twentieth-Century Literature 58.3 Fall 2012 439 Joshua Pederson corporate identification with Biblical Hebrews also served as a founda- tion for establishing group identity. Werner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... violent retribution of the Joe Cah and the redemption of Hickman, he suggests, represent two versions of the future for a nation that has thus far resisted its democratic principles (2005, 635–36). As Christopher Hobson points out, the “Joe Cah” is both “the wild card and the car of the common Joe...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and ice, the belittlingly high ceiling and its mouldings, the Bridget Riley prints flanking the Hodgkin, the muted lamps, the cherry wood floor beneath the Persian rugs, the careless piles of serious books, the decades of polish in the thakat table. The scale of retribution...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... enough of it to run a herd on. (117) Toward the end of the novel Lurie imagines that Petrus’s new building on the eminence will “cast a long shadow” on Lucy’s old farmhouse in the mornings (197), a shadow symbolic of the country’s violent past and of the retribution that has begun and is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Allen Poe’s story “The Masque of the Red Death,” brings retribution to the selfish few who attempt to separate themselves from the suffering many. The hemor­ rhage that marks the onset of Poe’s imaginary disease is the blood flowing out of the individual body and into the phantasmagoric body of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 341–372.
Published: 01 September 2005
...’ supplanting the Law” (32), and vindictively “returns to early dreams of just retributions and reprisals inflicted for his injuries” 354 Late Duncan: From Poetry to Scripture (33).The Law as Platonic “Major Mover,” the Law that the poet wrestled as Jacob wrestled with the angel, the Law that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 261–288.
Published: 01 September 2019
...? . . . We often see what we call retribution, overtaking us even here below, for the wrong we commit, and the infliction in question may have been sent as a punishment to the nations for the crime of slavery itself and those which it entails. Bowles’s letter reads a little like the 1988 John Carpenter...