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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Caroline Miles The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism , by Duck Leigh Anne , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2006 . 340 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 The South, the Nation, and Global Cosmopolitanism The Nation’s Region...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mukti Lakhi Mangharam Bulletproof: Afterlives of Anticolonial Prophecy in South Africa and Beyond , by Wenzel Jennifer , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2009 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Mukti Lakhi Mangharam Further Directions for South African Literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Shane Graham Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 A Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Cultural Exchange in a Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Shane Graham Ezekiel Mphahlele once wrote that Ebony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... figure of the hyena upon which the accident is blamed, it proposes that the novel advances an indeterminate ethics of alterity that prefigures the insights of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tracing the cultural histories of the hyena in West and South Asia, as well as in England, it argues that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... published novels, The Hit (1957), The Long Night (1958), and The Grand Parade (1961), as well as some of his essays, plays, and other unpublished work written in the 1960s and 1970s after his move from Harlem to Ghana, I describe an “alternative civil rights literature” not set in the South or primarily...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... understanding of how words convey meaning. Drawing on Stanley Cavell’s distinction between knowledge and acknowledgment, this article proposes that Addie’s social position as a poor housewife in the modernizing US South prompts her to focus on language’s epistemological limits, at the expense of its empathetic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Helen Kapstein Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place , by Barnard Rita , New York : Oxford University Press , 2007 . 234 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Above and Beyond Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... M. Coetzee. The many intertextual traces of Coetzee’s earlier novels in his more recent ones, create, I suggest, a paratext for his readers to judge his work by, to rival the paratext of nationality—South Africanness—which has until this moment been the most influential way of reading and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Wade Newhouse Reinventing the South: Versions of a Literary Region , by Winchell Mark Royden , Columbia : University of Missouri Press , 2005 . 253 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Southern Literature, Remembered Selectively Reinventing the South: Versions of a Literary Region...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... Coetzee (Waitingfor the Barbarians 151) In Writing History, Writing Trauma, Dominick LaCapra observes that the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) “was in its own way a trauma recovery center” (43) providing a social mechanism for South Africa to work through the trauma caused...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
... left South Africa because of the ignominy heaped on Disgrace by local critics, politicians and fellow writers.3 Yet Coetzee denies that there was any necessity to the move. His official statement on the matter was made in 2006, when he became an Australian citizen. “I did not leave...
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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 2001) 47 (4): 431–443.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to dominate various trends of Rushdie criticism. It has done so, not only in the ques­ tions that have risen about Rushdie’s relation to the diasporic South Asian community in Britain, about the relative appeal of his work in Asia and in “the West,” but also in the debates about his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., but failed totally in Asia and almost totally in Africa. . . .I am also a representative of the generation in South Africa for whom apartheid was created, the generation that was meant to benefit most from it. The sweeping temporal and spatial gestures express a characteristic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the Southern past and the Midwestern present that produces and ultimately fractures Pecola Breedlove, the adolescent girl at the center of The Bluest Eye. She is a na- tive Midwesterner but, significantly, her parents are not. Occasionally, the South is reconstructed as a site of color and joy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2011
... move to Australia the year before, furnish material turning points around which his subsequent career can reasonably be plotted: a (doubtless welcome) dismantlement of habitual practices of reading and interpretation foisted on the work by the “South-Africanness” of his national origins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 168–195.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... Coetzee’s oeuvre: how does the white South African subject, and by extension the white South African writer, respond to the crimes of apartheid in which he or she is biopolitically implicated? As Curren witnesses the eruptions of violence that occur during South Africa’s 1985–1989 states of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... as ongoing and under threat. Invoking the civil rights movement in 1992 On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles erupted. In response to the acquittal of the four LAPD officers charged in the Rodney King police brutality case, citizens in South Central began an episode of protest, assault, arson, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... recently been published, pro- viding his exchanges with his mother, with Carl Van Vechten, and with the South African anti-apartheid magazine Drum. Attention to Hughes’s radical verse and plays from the 1930s, material which was long treated as an embarrassing aberration from the poet’s lifelong...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... have considered Barth’s pos­ sible southernness, they have done so under the rubric o f “place,” for as Martyn Bone observes, “It is a truth universally acknowledged among Southern literary scholars that ‘the South’ and ‘southern literature’ have been characterized by a ‘sense o f...