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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ann Mattis Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Gothic Interiority and Servants in Wharton’s A Backward Glance and “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” Gothic Interiority and Servants in Wharton’s A Backward Glance and “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” Ann Mattis In the “Autobiographical Postscript” to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the more experimental pieces collected in the avant-garde publication, Porter’s story seems simple. A Creole house servant recounts the saga of a young prostitute for her employer. The too-spirited prostitute Ninette is thrown out on the street by the madam of the New Orleans brothel where she works...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to the 1943 incident in which Hurston apparently offered to suspend work on her own book in order to go to Cross Creek and act as a servant to Rawlings, who was having trouble with an errant maid. Rawlings apparently demurred— whether the offer was genuine or ingratiating was never determined...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... modesty in popular American ideology” (139).The keeper himself, however, does not at all resemble the devoted patriarch and public servant depicted in legend and painting. Rather, he is an “aging tattooed man” who makes “groggy demands,” stays “drunk and silent for days,” and exerts control over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... experts of Oriental languages and literatures whom they sent to India to educate English civil servants and later colonial pupils who, as Mufti shows, would be taught the Orientalized version of their own cultures and languages. These pupils, who were the children of the upper- and middle-class national...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... I am sur- rounded. I never know what is going forward. Only sometimes I get hints, glimpses of strange acts and strange secrets. You men- tioned my servants. They are almost all good servants, skilled, competent. But what are they besides? For anything I know my...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 90–116.
Published: 01 March 2012
... nature” (28), Dove evokes a self opaque, embodied, and in relationship with another person. Emerson writes, “The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental. To be brothers, to be acquaintances,— master or servant, is then a trifle and a disturbance” (10); for Dove, the daughter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 374–390.
Published: 01 September 2001
... itinerant status, Billy Blue provides the narrative with an African-Caribbean voice more frequently than the domestic servant Eurycleia. Leading up to Circe’s seductive over­ tures to Odysseus, it is Billy Blue who supplies a prologue in West Indi­ an dialect. Whereas Homer’s Athena slips Odysseus...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the British there. Indeed, her life in India during the war (she was poisoned by a servant) led her to the personal and the artistic conclusion that “the only authentic healing the postcolonial Englishwoman can represent is to leave” (117). Here again, we see Lassner making a persuasive case...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... “whether one accepts servants as aspects of the universe one has been born into and not merely as benefits to be purchased or hired,” and Forster—who would drop “his clothes on the floor when he went to bed, sure that someone else would pick them up and deal with them”—failed this test miserably...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
...,” “Ser- vant to Servants,” and “Home Burial.” “Home Stretch” exemplifies the way in which Frost turns to “married life” to “make the familiar novel” (55). Although the poem “merely tells of a husband and wife’s first night in a new home,” Phillips shows how it also meditates on crucial existential...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 June 2013
... well. The untimely death of Miriam’s beloved sister Eve is revealed only as an aside, in the course of Miriam’s reminiscences about a servant with the same name (III: 485); her guilt and grief over the death of her mother inhabit her enigmatic reaction to a particular shop sign, and are only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
... relationship in a character’s life, especially the lives of female characters. Instead, friendships (some homo- erotically charged) and relationships with colleagues, servants, or unknown community members become as decisive in major female characters’ lives as long-term marital...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the nuclear family household, and the decline of live-in servants all conspired during the early twentieth century to redefine companionate marriage as the locus of intimacy. But at the same time as marriage was being tasked with sus- taining intimacy, “desires that lurked beyond the borders of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 299–305.
Published: 01 September 2019
... reasons behind Pamuk’s persecution by nationalist extremists. She also includes a paragraph in her introduction on the violation of human rights in Turkey since the coup d’état of 2016, which ended with the dismissal and detention of more than 100,000 civil servants, including teachers, judges, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... 32).3 Between 1853 and 1913, some 5 1/2 million U K citizens migrated to destinations w ithin the empire— ap­ proximately 15 percent o f the population o f the period. Thus, although the num ber o f civil servants from Britain was relatively small compared to other imperial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in personal and domestic services. In the 1910 census for New York—that Northern locus putative of freedom to which Helga flees—70 percent “of all black female workers were employed in domestic and personal services, and of the remainder, the majority worked as servants and waitresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... acknowledge the debt she owes to those who have given her life its particular luster: one must “repay in daily life to servants, yes, to dogs and canaries, above all to Richard her husband, who was the founda- tion of it” (28-29). For all Clarissa’s biocentric exuberance, what informs 187Twentieth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Hurston’s Moses reworking Mentu’s tales to produce the Pentateuch, the authorship of which tradition ascribes to Moses. However, in Moses the status of these tales is greatly diminished. Far from divine revelation, they are attributed to a lowly Egyptian servant. And if we can see in Mentu the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., the big-house novel ( Moynahan 1995 , 224). In Watt , Mr Knott’s big house appears appropriately gothic to the eyes of its future servant; his first sighting of the house fills Watt with “confidence and with awe also, for the chimneys of Mr Knott’s house were visible at last, in the light, of the...