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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... so, it also engages with a complex of intertexts ranging from the Qur’anic and biblical versions of the Yusuf/Joseph story to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness . This essay adds V. S. Naipaul’s A Bend in the River to this mix by reading Gurnah’s historical attentiveness as an overwriting of Naipaul’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
... but, rather, a painful process of self-negation. Traversing a world profoundly shaped by colonialism, the writer and his characters are at a loss to make sense of their historical lineage and their place in a rapidly changing landscape. Through a reading of The Loss of El Dorado (1969) and A Bend in the River...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., an equation between “conditions of consciousness” and the “conditions of erosion in which we five and think” (15) and notes that often in the poems “an apparent narrowing into limits allows for a sense of expansion” (23), just as a river carving a narrow channel through rock forms the expanse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... — Robert Graves (287) terrain is what remains in the dreaming part of your mind. — Ernest Hemingway, Across the River and into the Trees (92) P a u l Fussell argues that World War I was an inescapable part of post­ war poetry. For instance, he says that Eliots...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
... her intention to correct early Islamic historians who, she claims, were “habitually inclined to let any female presence be overshadowed” (quoted in Elsayed 2013 , 93). By coupling Djebar’s complex portrayal of pervasive torture with Barker’s representation of the historical figure Dr. Rivers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
...). Later, wounded by shrapnel at the Piave River (276), he identified with the Indian woman being held down for penetration by the steel of his father’s knife. The Caesarian had to be severely dam­ aging, intensifying his natural fear of castration. Followed immediately...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... contaminate rivers that, in turn, pollute the oceans out of which the clouds that produce fresh water are created. Joyce connects the two degenerating cycles through Anna Livia Plurabelle (ALP), an Eve-like figure who is presented as being both a progenitor and the Liffey, the river that washes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 34–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
... voice is aligned with a subtle and cumulative interroga­ tion of the hollowness of the colonial enterprise itself. The text’s disenchantment with conventional rhetoric and social inter­ course culminates, during the up-river sequence, in a stylized collapse of signification, a symbolic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
... / Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends” (36), it “sweats / Oil and tar” (39), “The river’s tent is broken” (36), the “nymphs are departed” (36).The tent—interpreted as either sup­ porting framework or dilating absorbent—fails to provide the city with an ecological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-time offers a different view: Given a year, I walked on the roof of the West Street Jail, a short enclosure like my school soccer court, and saw the Hudson River once a day through sooty clothesline entanglements and bleaching khaki tenements. ( CP 187) Here, Lowell’s view from prison...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
... deal of importance. The immediate context and, more generally, its position in the narrative of Tropic are both revealing, even if Miller pretends not to be able to quite situate it in his great effluvia. M oravagine in Miller’s Tropic o f Cancer I love the great rivers like the Amazon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 434–452.
Published: 01 December 2000
....” “The Fire Sermon” begins: The river’s tent is broken; the last fingers of leaf Clutch and sink into the wet bank. The wind Crosses the brown land, unheard. (11. 173-75) The section closes with the image of Carthage in flames, and repeats the word “burning” five times (11. 307-08, 311...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 361–384.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Allan premiered in the land of its bandit protagonist at the Sage Gateshead theater on the south bank of the Tyne River. In book form, it was published in Chicago and distributed widely only in the United States. 15 Conceptually, the project was influenced, according to Pickard, by the American poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
... flows into the river Acheron; Boston and Lowell’s ancestors become part of a “familiarized” classical mythology. Bishop greatly admired what she called Lowell’s “family life” poems (One Art 361), but his tendency toward the mythopoeic is challenged by the poem with which Bishop closes her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 244–248.
Published: 01 June 2005
... narrowing of description to landscape and artworks makes perfect sense. But a contemporary such as Derek Walcott, for example, can open his poem “The Glory Trumpeter” with the lines “Old Eddie’s face, wrinkled with river lights, / Looked like a Mississippi man’s.The eyes, / Derisive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... finally referred openly to Pound’s scurrilous attack” (520–22) on her close friend. 10 The Hampton Public Library, opened in 1926, fits Moore’s description to Pound of a “small library across the river from Norfolk.” Its catalogue includes copies of Smith 1910 , Tyler 1922 , Virginia Conservation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
...-morning workers,” he “did not feel lost or black or unimportant, but a part of it, contained by it, as a ripple in the river of humanity” (386). The novel concludes with Gordon picking up the union banner of a white organizer who has just been brutally beaten by the police, and continuing to march...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... might look like in the not-so-distant future of 1960. Visitors numbering 28,000 per day were carried over an expansive diorama of the United States, complete with cities, towns, and farms of the future as well as trees, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The centerpiece, however, was the superhighway...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 137–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
... examines specific paintings Wharton alludes to in The Custom of the Country (1913), “The Temperate Zone” (1924), and the two-part narrative Hudson River Bracketed (1929) and The Gods Arrive (1932). Describing Undine Spragg of The Custom of the Country as a “revised Lily Bart” (88), Orlando...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
... are not the most popular examples—Peduzzi’s suicide from “Out of Season,” the war from “Big Two-Hearted River,” the word abortion from “Hills Like White Elephants”—but rather the subjective feelings of Hemingway’s narrators and characters. In a second pivotal chapter, “Who Sees and Who Speaks: Heming...