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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Heather Arvidson This essay traces a critique of anti-sentimentalist leftist impersonality in the critically underestimated and best-selling novel The Unpossessed (1934). Tess Slesinger’s satire parodies the deadened affect that results from programmatic refusals of subjectivity and personal life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
...-Century Literature . § “Numb Modernism”’s conjoining of affect theory, Marxist theory, feminist readings of modernism and the radical left, and intertextual location of the novel in the 1930s produces an exemplary reading of Slesinger’s satirical novel and a persuasive analysis of previously under...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Sinclair Lewis, Claude McKay, Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, William Carlos Williams, Floyd Dell, John Dos Passos, Josephine Herbst, Meridel Le Sueur, Ruth McKenney, Tess Slesinger, Agnes Smedley, Jessie Fauset, George...