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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Patrick Bixby Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett , by Pearson Nels . University Press of Florida , 2015 (paperback 2017). 179 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Nels Pearson opens Irish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
...William Davies This essay explores the depiction of the degenerating male form in Samuel Beckett’s post-World War II trilogy of novels ( Molloy , Malone Dies , and The Unnamable ) in the context of Vichy France’s ideology of the body—specifically the male body—and the propaganda of the regime’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Patrick Bixby Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath , by McNaughton James . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2018 . 240 pages. Beckett’s Political Imagination , by Morin Emilie . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2017 . 276 pages. © 2021 Hofstra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Peggy Samuels Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 w Verse as Deep Surface: Elizabeth Bishop’s New Poetics, 1938—39 Peggy Samuels I n the years that I have been reading Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry and the scholarship that has grown up around it, two remarks stand out as almost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 264–291.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Samuel Cohen HI Mason & Dixon & the Ampersand Samuel Cohen “It goes back,” he might have begun, “to the second Day o f Cre­ ation, w hen ‘G -d made the Firmament, from the waters which were under the Firmament thus the first Boundary Line. All else after...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Samuel Cohen The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History , by Michaels Walter Benn , Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2004 . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 41 Reviews It’s the End of the World as We Know It The Shape of the Signifier: 1967...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samuel Cohen One of the examples Goldstone and Underwood cite is a chronological trend in the career of violence as a topic in literary studies, 1 which they argue “became much more prominent in literary-critical discourse over the course of the twentieth century. The frequency of the topic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christopher Langlois This article reads Samuel Beckett’s Texts for Nothing through a conceptual register it derives from the work of Maurice Blanchot and Alain Badiou: the terror of literature. Through its close reading of Texts for Nothing , it demonstrates that terror is what emerges...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeff Wallace This article stages a process of self-conscious critical assessment and reassessment around the proposition that Samuel Beckett’s 1938 Murphy is a novel intimately concerned with peace. Building on the pacifistic orientation of the posthumanist intellectual projects of Michel Serres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 709–719.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Phoebe Putnam Criminal Ingenuity: Moore, Cornell, Ashbery, and the Struggle Between the Arts , by Levy Ellen , Oxford University Press , 2011 . 260 pages. Deep Skin: Elizabeth Bishop and the Visual Arts , by Samuels Peggy , Cornell University Press , 2010 . 239 pages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
... approach (textual biography) and the textual-hermeneutic approach. Diaries and a student’s notes are the resources of the biographic- genetic scholar, a method exemplified by Mark Nixon’s and Dirk Van Hulle’s essays. Van Hulle opens “Samuel Beckett’s Faust Notes” by lay- ing bare...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and the working of the system, expressed as dramas of pattern recognition and misrecognition. In the characters of Benjamin Clare (a scientist) and Samuel Clare (a religious Adventist), Powers does attempt to depict alternatives to the business-for-business’s sake approach modeled by the third brother...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., came a sort of coda to the passage in Youth, disguised as a counter-factual. The piece is entitled “Eight Ways of Looking at Samuel Beckett,” and in the seventh of these ways, Coetzee poses an unlikely question: what if Samuel Beckett had become a South African professor? The supposition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to the 1960s, when the press achieved its greatest success and notoriety as a publisher of avant-garde and obscene literature. Its authors, to name just a few, included Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Jean Genet, William Burroughs, Kenzaburō Ōe, Harold Pinter, and Frantz Fanon. Focusing on these two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Graham Fraser Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 HI The Calligraphy of Desire: Barthes, Sade, and Beckett’s H ow It Is Graham Fraser One is the victim of everything one writes. —Samuel Beckett (qtd. in Abbott 109) “ Ti f something is ‘communicated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Steven Wandler After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s , by Cohen Samuel , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2009 . 237 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Steven Wandler What Was Postmodernism? After the End of History: American Fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., whose arc reaches from James Clarence Mangan to Samuel Beckett, represents a central component of Irish literary modernism. This is a key point of the book, namely that the archival and cartographic mania of the survey conspired with other displacements of colonial modernity to produce a field “ripe...