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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Joseph Jonghyun Jeon The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American , by Song Min Hyoung , Duke University Press , 2013 . 284 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Joseph Jonghyun Jeon The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Frances Dickey Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres , by Ramazani Jahan , University of Chicago Press , 2013 . 304 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Min Hyoung Song Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global , by Heise Ursula , New York : Oxford University Press , 2008 . 250 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Min Hyoung Song Running Out of Room to Grow Sense of Place and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Min Hyoung Song Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s T h e N am esake M in H young Song J h u m p a Lahiri was already a celebrated author w hen her first novel ap­ peared in print. H er short...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...William Q. Malcuit This article argues for a reconsideration of T. S. Eliot’s early poetry—in particular “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”—as developing out of a particular American poetic tradition, one that replayed and reinforced important tenets of American liberalism and nationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 393–400.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Guy Cuthbertson Survivors’ Songs: From Maldon to the Somme , by Stallworthy Jon , Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2008 . 226 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Reviews War’s Lives, Lies, and Legacies Survivors’ Songs: From Maldon to the Somme By...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... project of the book as a whole, namely, the recovery of the vanishing world of the South by a Northerner who has, at long last, returned home: Song of the Son Pour O pour that parting soul in song, O pour it in the sawdust glow of night, Into the velvet pine-smoke...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
...” (329). Battle cries and martial drums are just as likely, it seems, to herald a gruesome death as a deliciously erotic sur­ render. In the opening section of the episode, prayer (a kind of song, and very often sociable) brings solitary anger rather than shared joy: “Amen! He gnashed in fury” (330...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... under the leadership of John and Alan Lomax for the Archive of American Folk Song. Established just over a decade earlier, the archive had already become a substantial repository of music from the American South in particular, primarily through the Lomaxes’ indefatigable field work and their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... epilogue, bode well for Obama. It does, however, make some sense of a literary work that ap- peared after McCann’s book went to press: the African American poet Elizabeth Alexander’s inaugural poem “Praise Song for the Day,” a poem charged with the task of addressing Obama’s vision of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... form, as we are encouraged to read past Toomer’s style to uncover the racial, psy­ chosocial meaning beneath. The poem in part 1, “Song of the Son,” is held to bear a truth at once personal and aesthetic: before he could become a great artist, Toomer—an olive-skinned young man who passed for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... degree, the music-text dynamic expressed in the literature he discusses at length. He accom- plishes this by providing access to a musical soundtrack on the book’s companion site, asking his readers to engage actively with his work and listen to the songs available online. This move stresses the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... primitive relations between humans and landscapes. Schuster shifts medium from poetry to song in chapter 3, a shift that continues to inform his final chapters. Here he argues that whether they are concerned with urban or rural landscapes, blues songs tend to abstract motion from place, employing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Nurhussein on dialect, Howard Rambsy on the Black Arts Enterprise, and Lauri Ramey on slave songs and poetic innovation. 1 Anthony Reed’s Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing is a welcome and much needed addition to both African American poetry and experimental poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2011
... supplied by the government or companies (Proctor and Gamble, Campbell’s Soup) with some patriotic foodstuff to sell; songs and films; advertisements; series novels aimed at teenage girls and adult magazine fiction; pamphlets pro- moting classroom wartime activities; and accounts of England’s White...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 187–189.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., secret laughing or under-the-breath singing—not those work songs but something harder and deeper—it reminds me of colored men on the chain gangs that you pass on the roads in the South. —Clifford Pepperidge ( Clifford’s Blues [1999]) In her PMLA article, “Why the Humanities Matter for Race...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
... beauty and desire celebrated in the Song of Songs” (Wirth-Nesher 137), and by implication with the witnessing mother Rosa and the “golden-haired Margarete,” whose name evokes the object of desire of Goethe’s Faust. Wirth-Nesher informs us that Goethe himself translated the Song o f Songs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of that song of national spirit, focusing not on what it was like to be at the cultural center of the United States, but at its very margins—on a Caribbean island that at the time was the southernmost point in the nation. The island poems thus express a transnational perspective that, as Paul Giles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and true balm developed by and for others caught in similar social tumult: the minstrel tune. In requesting her Aunt Cora sing Before I Was Set Free to comfort her after the riot,5 Antoinette makes an identification with a colonial fantasy of a nostalgic freed slave. The song’s true title is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Quatrain: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Ends of Ballads setting: “I want it to be song-like in nature, something that can easily be transported from one person to another with enjoyment” (85); “Story, I should keep in mind; music, I should keep in mind; and brevity perhaps” (86).5 But while she...