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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Kerry Hasler-Brooks Although Katherine Anne Porter began her writing career in the magazines, these periodicals have been largely erased from critical discussions of her work. This essay begins to recover the neglected publication history of Porter’s magazine fiction by reading her short story...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aesthetics of the momentary as responses to Darwinism and expressions of her tragic philosophy: characters’ short-lived “moments of being” stand in insoluble conflict with the expansive time of natural history. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 British novel Friedrich Nietzsche modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Anna Katsnelson This article argues that there are two major strains of transnationalism in works by Russian-speaking North American writers David Bezmozgis, Ellen Litman, and Gary Shteyngart. Bezmozgis and Litman focus on localism, and their short story collections Natasha (2003) and The Last...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Donald A. Daiker Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story , by Lamb Robert Paul , Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 2010 . 273 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review How a Hemingway Story Works Art Matters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that span scholarship across the entire field. There is, for example, no publication in literary studies comparable to the Journal of American His­ tory, which publishes short reviews of almost every published book of academic history, in addition to covering museum exhibits and docu­ mentary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... the vast Heming­ way scholarship, for the time, to respond to Nick as his own person. This, of course, is the Nick Adams that Hemingway, with his disdain for aca­ demics, wanted to present to us.1 Hemingway’s future readers will surely remember him for his short stories, whose style of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
...-class work. —Forster (Two Cheers 83; my emphasis) I n 1911 E. M. Forster published a collection of six short stories titled The Celestial Omnibus. Written between 1902 and 1910, all of the stories had been published before, mostly in The Independent Review (1903-07).1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
... poem is the quatrain” (219): in the second half of the poem, where Alfred finally appears, this pattern of sense-quatrains is interrupted by two short sentences that fill up three rather than four lines. Although Yeats keeps up a continuity of rhyme, this interruption of the pattern of sense...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 212–217.
Published: 01 June 2007
... ignored) discourse networks. From Modernism to Postmodernism is an excellent book, and even those chapters that fall short of excellence at least vivify by advancing a vibrant polemic. Ashton outlines her ambitious project (and it is ambitious) in the book’s introduction, “Modernism’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, and author of On Deconstruction and Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Professor Culler writes: Ordinary mortals, leafing through magazines, choose whether to read an article, if the subject interests them, or to pass on by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and the Jews, Gilman stops just short of inventing a new cultural syndrome based on Freud’s notion of penis envy, namely Jewish envy. Why is it, Gilman asks, that present discourses on multiculturalism are obsessed with “Jews,” a numerically small minority, in an era when their diaspora has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... collection in which “You’re Ugly, Too” first appeared, an “entertaining” feature of her work, something Twentieth-Century Literature 52.1 Spring 2006 42 Jokes, Fiction, and Lorrie Moore “distracting” us from deeper concerns (“Lives on a Short-Story Roller Coaster Is she only interested in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
... short the imagination’s central position in a media age” (102). Here he does not try to pound a text’s irregular shape into a round hole. But his take on Mao II is less persuasive, in large part because he insists on reading this sardonic novel as a tale of redemption. To do so he must mount a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... world as well as the social structures that define their relations to each other. As is already obvious from this short summary, New World Poetics situ- ates itself in one of the most interesting recent developments in ecocriti- cism, the attempt to link ecocritical and postcolonial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
... “effusions” (266n)—it is amazing that just a year later, beginning in 1923, Hemingway would craft short stories like “Indian Camp” and “Cat in the Rain” that are concise, spare, unornamented, and restrained. Hemingway achieved his famed laconic style, his early letters make clear, only by suppressing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... portrayal of genius as a kind of endless potentiality and variability links it to the democratic project, it also, by the time of her self-help book Everyman’s Genius (1925), suggests the term’s assimilability to more quietist therapeutic and consumerist log- ics of abundance. Genius, in short...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... music. Familiar from late medieval literary and visual representations, the danse macabre motif persists all the way to the twentieth century, down to Bishop’s generation and beyond—and not only in the rarified art cinema of the likes of Ingmar Bergman but even in animated shorts from the Disney...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... (such as those proposed by Benedict Anderson, Ernest Gellner, George Mosse, and Anne McClintock) and theories of genealogy (as articulated in the works of Michel Foucault and Friedrich Nietzsche), Weinbaum’s first chapter uses Kate Chopin’s short story “Désirée’s Baby” to prove how...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 December 2005
... masterful at explaining how small tonal shifts create the movement of short lyrics such as “Further On” and “Gravelly Run.”The observations are not merely technical: Kalstone employs them to elucidate the central attitudes of the poems, specifically the stance the poet takes in relation to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the world has been growing less violent in the long and short term. 3 Nor, indeed, does one require computational methods to know that one of the less quiet transformations of literary studies over the past two or so decades has been the rise of trauma studies. Informed by Freud’s early work on...