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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... practical duty but also in perspective and style. 1 Testament of Youth chronologically traces Brittain’s engagement with the war, beginning with her joining the nursing service at the same time her brother and fiancé enlisted in the army. 2 Through her description of the horrors of wartime hospitals...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Stephen Schryer Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Cockroach Dreams: Oscar Zeta Acosta, Legal Services, and the Great Society Coalition Cockroach Dreams: Oscar Zeta Acosta, Legal Services, and the Great Society Coalition Stephen Schryer Early in Oscar Zeta Acosta’s 1972 novel, The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... governesses, seldom knows much of its parents’ activities” (57). Attending to the historical reality of American domestic service in the industrial era prompts us to reconsider how we interpret servants as both players in social history and characters in literature. Far from remaining merely ancillary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
... colleagues gathered in the Agassiz Ballroom at Har­ vard University to remember her. Unfortunately, the reading for Bishop was not recorded. However, Bishop’s Lowell commemoration and the 21 October memorial service in her honor were. W hat Bishop scholars might make of those recorded...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
... worth recording!” (Brittain,“War Service” 367). One might imagine Paul Fussell offering a similar judgment in The Great War and Modern Memory, the seminal 1975 study that made the Modern Library’s list of 100 best nonfiction books of the twentieth century and helped establish the tone and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... excellent reviews and review essays, and American Literature performs a useful service through its very short notices of an extensive range of new books. Still, worthy books go unreviewed or underreviewed. All of us who have published academic books (or all save a very fortunate few) know...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., has chosen to examine propaganda produced principally for US and British consumption during the Great War (some French, Belgian, and German examples are included). More specifically, she focuses on how the family was enlisted in the service of the state. Young men were, of course, given...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... arguments regarding modernity: Ni- etzsche’s indictment of modernity and the modern mistake of wishing to master the past rather than “incorporat[e] and us[e] its resources” in the service of “life” into the future. Nietzsche, predictably, serves as an exem- plar of “strong reading” and helps to set...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Cold War United States, of militarism and empire ([1973] 2006, 769). 2 Here I claim that Gravity’s Rainbow also reaches, in more surreal and sublimated form, to Seattle, where Pynchon lived while working as a technical writer for Boeing’s Bomarc Service News from February 1960 to September 1962...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... exploitative work relations legitimized by notions of discipline and service. Her experience illustrates Marx’s observation that the worker only feels himself outside his work, and in his work feels outside himself. He feels at home when he is not working, and when he is working he does...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 272–279.
Published: 01 June 2015
... fault lies with the biographer who feels compelled, in the service of the genre of biography, to engage in what Wallace says ends up being “a simplistic, dishonest kind of psychological criticism.” To read thus, reducing the work across the board to a series of “correlative[s] of the author’s emotional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
... repopularize work that only had qualified success. Rather, he wants us to note how seriously Eliot took the matter of speaking to a broad public, how he used his considerable talents and prestige in the service of a project that most people ignored or rejected, and how seriously—if not always...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., from Vera Brittain’s memoirs detailing her service as a nurse and her personal losses to Pat Barker’s trilogy of historically-grounded novels—few literary works address the effects of the influenza pandemic. Fisher attributes this to the pandemic’s contrast with World War I, which, she argues...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Russell Banks, and Jonathan 682 Review Franzen—suffers his own brand of spatial or regional angst, which is put in the service of literary experiments that generate interesting variants of the regional cosmopolitan ideal to which Arthur subscribes. Violet America is a peculiar work in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... nose” (54) that the authors cite several times. Consequently, the answer to Slothrop’s “What’s free?” here seems not all that problematic: though it gives lip service to the distinctions between positive and negative liberty, this part of the book clearly associates “domination” with the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Saints’ Everlasting Rest , from which she quotes extensively in “Marriage” and “An Octopus,” among other poems. Moore found in it, Kappel argues, “a literary style of notable vividness” (1992, 421) and “an eloquence put in service of passionate belief” (424). Baxter’s central teaching is that the state...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... for and by the over sixteen million demobilized soldiers of World War II, ostensibly offered to them as a consolation prize for their service and suffering. The impetus driving the massive postwar suburban project, however, was to pave over these soldiers’ war experiences as quickly and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
... novel’s aim is to tell the story of Watt’s service in the home of Mr Knott—his arrival, his work below stairs, and his term as Knott’s upstairs valet—then the telling is most unsatisfactory. What elements of plot appear are related out of order, and character development is denied. Though privy to an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
... such as you and I, and those of us who wish to make our mark must realize that we best do so by concentrating on what is within our realm; that is to say, by devoting our atten­ 83 John P. McCombe tion to providing the best possible service to those great gentle­ men...