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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark David Kaufman This article uses the genre of speculative historical fiction as a point of entry into Virginia Woolf’s politics. Two spy novels, Ellen Hawkes and Peter Manso’s The Shadow of the Moth (1983) and Stephanie Barron’s The White Garden (2009), present scenarios in which Woolf becomes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 393–426.
Published: 01 December 2002
... Patricia Nelson Limerick ex­ plains, although white settlers in the West viewed “the acquisition of prop­ erty as a cultural imperative,” speculation stripped the social fiction of property of all its softer, justifying touches. Speculation revealed ownership to be a purely concep­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 388–395.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Karl Kroeber Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual , by Treuer David , St. Paul : Greywolf Press , 2006 . 212 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w Reviews A Turning Point in Native American Fiction? Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual by David Treuer St...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
...David H. Evans On Endings: American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War Novels of Exile and Alternate Worlds , by Grausam Daniel , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2011 . 196 pages. 2012 David H. Evans Is Postmodern Fiction da Bomb? On Endings: American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Thomas Cook Ecosickness in Contemporary US Fiction: Environment and Affect , by Houser Heather , Columbia University Press , 2014 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Heather Houser’s first book, the third title in Columbia University’s Literature Now series...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samuel Cohen The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction 1962–2007 , by Bachner Sally , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2011 . 172 pages. Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (1995–2010) , by Pozorski Aimee , New York : Continuum , 2011 . 175...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., and its “desire to postulate and explore the existence of parallel dimensions”—and the imaginative interventionism of the SF sub-genre “speculative fiction,” the techniques of which, Teverson notes, “fulfill distinctive political aims” through the operation (though he does not use the term) of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ali Chetwynd Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature 1945–1975 , by LeMahieu Michael , Oxford University Press , 2013 . 244 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Ali Chetwynd Fictions of Fact and Value:  The Erasure of Logical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Timothy Bewes Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 E4I Against the Ontology of the Present: Paul Auster’s Cinematographic Fictions Tim othy Bewes In the “cinema” . . . man has lost his soul; in return, however, he gains his body...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Emily J. Orlando This essay examines Harlem Renaissance novelist Nella Larsen’s career-long conversation with the fiction of Edith Wharton. Although Larsen cared little for the suggestion that she “had gone to Mrs. Wharton for her lessons in writing,” likely because the comparison cast doubt on the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... writing in general and particular works of fiction. Sarduy’s Cobra and the criticism around it manifest the potential benefits of such a cross-disciplinary engagement. Although most critics have taken the novel to embody “Buddhist” themes, few have critically engaged the literature on Buddhism to see what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... one’s private project of self-cultivation. The article critically assesses this position, traces its implications in Wharton’s fiction and nonfiction, and briefly reviews its place within the broader context of liberal thought from Kant, through Matthew Arnold, to Lionel Trilling. Copyright © 2018...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... African fiction caravan trade ivory slaves Swahili coastal life Joseph Conrad postcolonial The thirty years between V. S. Naipaul’s first publication in 1957 and Zanzibar-born Abdulrazak Gurnah’s in 1987 spans at least three major epochs within the field of postcolonial studies: the era of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., and excitingly, this part of the book reads the work of its authors as a set of speculative fictions that wrestle with how to imagine the written word under the duress of an omnipresent threat of war. The second section sets out to reimagine the place of interwar encyclopedic fiction as written in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... fiction City of Words gives authors like Pynchon and William Burroughs more or less equal space alongside such fifties stalwarts as Bellow, Malamud, and Ralph Ellison (although Tanner includes a speculative conclusion citing William Gaddis, Donald Barthelme, and Richard Brautigan as examples o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Time. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006. Doyle, Laura, and Laura Winkiel, eds. Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Moder- nity. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2005. Dubey, Madhu. Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003. 305 “Speculative Fictions of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... realm o f speculation, but I’d say that the distinctions between fiction, narrative, story, and novel are going to have to been taken more seriously before a fuller answer to why we read novels can be given. Zunshine’s book is not only a good beginning; it will also serve, as Austin’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
... its print form preserve the human physical concreteness upon which literary abstrac- tions are built. As embodied signs, literature and fiction do not yet fully yield to the speculative sign of the simulacrum in which the real becomes no longer tangible as such. The works of Norris, Lowry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... granted his implied position—that the sudden collapse of the socialist world in 1989–91 spelled a momentous, righteous victory for the West in the Cold War—Wästberg is not mistaken to extol the power of realist fiction, such as Lessing’s richly detailed Children of Violence series (1952–69...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the imagination of the global future had been broken. In place of Japan, other cultures were substituted in science fiction thought-experiments about a future world- order. The most interesting of these thought-experiments involved speculation about an alternative global order based on...