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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 391–413.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Russell McDonald Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Who Speaks for Fergus? Silence, Homophobia, and the Anxiety of Yeatsian Influence in Joyce Russell McDonald O f the many loves that dare not speak their name for Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus, none remains more enigmatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Eleanor Reeds This essay reads the hidden histories of the First World War and the Algerian War of Independence in Pat Barker’s Regeneration and Assia Djebar’s Children of the New World , focusing on their representation of a feminized resistance to war that takes silence as its most powerful...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meg Gillette Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Modern Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence Modern American Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence Meg Gillette “I finally found a doctor in West New York, New Jersey. The doctor was very sweet. He had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Alicia Borinsky Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector , by Moser Benjamin , Oxford University Press , 2009 . 496 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Alicia Borinsky Writing and the eloquence of silence Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector by Benjamin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ellen Levy Holding on Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore , by Leavell Linda , Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2013 . 480 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Review Reviews Not Silence, but Restraint Holding on Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Patricia P. Chu Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech , by Duncan Patti , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2004 . 274 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Untold Stories, Old and New Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 150–158.
Published: 01 March 2012
... twenty-five-year silence as an essential part of his poetic project: “a poetic solution to the problem of threatened sociability” (81). But unlike other critics who see the silence as a quest for a solution in poetry, Izenberg suggests that the silence was itself the solution to poetry, an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... introduce his own eloquent testimony to Abraham’s faith by invoking this nameless man’s failure to do so; it is as if de Silentio’s articulation is shadowed by the possibility of its break­ down, or as if his testimony carries within it a kind of immanent silence to which it might at any moment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... representation and audience address. Historically, the power of voice has been a theme central to African American literature and literary criticism. Writing out of a history of enforced silence, African American authors have represented voice as an important source of personal and political agency...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on the Philosophy of History” (1940), in order to explore the problem of how fiction engages historical silence. My largest claim is that Wicomb’s novel enacts a mode of historical knowledge that cannot be properly narrativized; it attends to echoes, inchoate correspondences, and the historically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... word he writes has reverberations. As does his silence” (1988, 252). In “Situation of the Writer in 1947,” Sartre elaborates on what the politics of silence meant for postwar literature and culture in France, particularly as it owed much of its ethical capital to the men and women, like Beckett and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the subaltern, he should remain silent and listen, unless he wants to repeat a silencing gesture that is in fact intimately tied to colonial authoritarianism. Nowhere is the ethical quandary of Omeros more clearly seen than in the poem’s treatment of Helen, one of its main characters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., 186). Thus Friday gestures only as that which will always keep its silence within the dominant colonial and historical register: we never receive any specific indication of what Friday might be, except a symbol of the breakdown of meaning. Friday is mute, intractable, mysterious, yet linked to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... interplay of silence and voice in Joyce’s writing, and especially in Finnegans Wake (1939). In recent years, the novel’s innovative language has increasingly been read as giving voice to the silenced traditions of ancient Ireland, which had succumbed to the forces of British imperialism, and to silenced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2000
... most no­ ticeable rhetorical development in this sequence is the profound infantil- ization of Stephen’s represented speech and the repeated ascription of shy­ ness, timidity, and silence to Stephen and his soul. With such gestures, Joyce frames this ostensible purification as a regression to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2009
... yet another cryptopornographic scene, also based on the characters’ failure to communicate.17 Here the communication gap is resolved by a violent act that enforces a grotesque “accord” between the two characters by silencing difference, the very type of violence that the novel’s multiva- lence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... traditions and historical moments—James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), Vladi- mir Nabokov’s Lolita (1958), Luis Martín-Santos’s Time of Silence (1961), and Victor Erofeev’s Russian Beauty (1990)—which allows her to engage a wider comparative scope than studies of literary censorship that have tended to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... silence is broken by an “anguish of sound,” the sound of the Black-and-Tans’ vehicles on patrol: Francie “had so given herself to the silence that the birth of sound, after which the others were still straining, had shocked her nerves like a blow. They looked from the steps over a bay of fields between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 324–331.
Published: 01 September 2004
... aVoyeur,” a narrow column of text relaying disconnected pieces of a nar­ rative concerning betrayal in love, reads as a kind of enforced constraint, a silencing that the poem itself suggests through its gaps in narrative. At the same time, the wide margins variously promise...