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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79-100.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Wharton claims, requires drawing a sharp distinction between the private-intellectual and social-practical realms or, as one of her characters puts it, between the “things you read about” and the “things you do.” Curiosity, if it is to be sanctioned by Wharton, must be quarantined to the former sphere, to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 74-78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... journalism at the turn of the century, outlines the various strands of this discussion, tracing concerns about the debased nature of the public sphere that resulted from the perceived threat of a newly enlarged and literate “public” seen often as “volatile, unpredictable, inscrutable” (18...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79-98.
Published: 01 March 2014
... derives from incoherency manifests what Michael Walzer sees as the illegitimate encroachment of one “sphere” of life onto another, wholly separate one. For Walzer, tyranny seeks to “convert one good into another, when there is no intrinsic connection between the two” (Spheres 19). By contrast what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 111-119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... defend their interest in spy stories and thrillers, and the twenty-first century has seen a number of significant contributions to the field, including Allan Hepburn’s Intrigue: Espionage and Culture (2005), Timothy Melley’s The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State (2012...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371-378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... prompts serious reflection about the extent to which binary Cold War logic, with its investment in a stark opposition between free and unfree spheres of the world, has left its imprint on the critical concepts that are routinely deployed in political and cultural analysis. In this ambitious, important...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 363-392.
Published: 01 December 2002
... publicity and commercialism—all of which raise obstacles or exact com­ promises threatening to a fruitful writer-audience relationship. Woolf was willing to engage with the multiply mediated literary public sphere of 364 Commerce, Privacy, Professionalism, Orlando the mid to late twenties...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 494-503.
Published: 01 September 2013
... structured by feudal politics; and races of elves, dwarves, men, and the like (or, rather, the definitively unlike) are kept strictly segregated. Not that this kind of focus would be unproductive. It’s been clear to scholars for at least forty years now that mass-cultural genres belong to a sphere of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 218-223.
Published: 01 June 2007
... on popular fiction to use fully the enor­ mous resources of the internet, which has expanded what Genette calls “paratexts,” the textual apparatus of the work of fiction—its title, blurb, acknowledgments, and so on—into an ever-expanding sphere of com­ mentaries, information about the author...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): vi-viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... straightforward case for the quality of Capote’s writing, in In Cold Blood and elsewhere, instead of focusing the argument on his public profile and thus taking on the task of resuscitating and reinterpreting the public sphere within which he made his name. The essay is so fresh, and such an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 245-253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... as the literature—as an in- stance of the significance of modernity qua literary and cultural category in the contemporary Indian public sphere. She defines modernity in the first instance by contrast with the past or tradition: a construct or excres- cence of the contemporary moment. On this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 164-173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... us have argued since Kevin Dettmar and Stephen Watt’s groundbreaking collection in 1996, modernists were intimately, willingly, and constantly enmeshed in the public sphere, and their poetry cannot be read as entirely oppositional to it. As Anne Herrmann has averred, “Mod- ernism cannot be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 351-359.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... But Miranda acknowl- edges to Adam her guilt in playing this pro-war role. “Her participation in the public sphere is predicated upon her agreement to work toward keeping other women ‘still and quiet’ in the private sphere, a compromise she finds increasingly difficult to sustain” (122). Once...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 360-368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... sphere” (4). Certainly Wolfe is not the first critic to take Bloomsbury at its word, but his study gracefully moves discussions of Bloomsburian inwardness away from an idealized individualism and toward a more situated, inter- personal sense of everyday life. For many of Bloomsbury’s most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 43-63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... establish these decencies (to “connect”) is too often thwarted. In the public sphere, Forster rather cynically speculates, these qualities and what they might yield will almost certainly be altered or otherwise co-opted, absorbed into the roar of the center, translated into a common language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328-340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... respective subcultural spheres. The magic realism of the Latin American literary “Boom” of the Sixties was internationalized. Cyberpunk was invented, and along with it the blueprint for cyberspace, to be realized in the Nineties. The hierarchical structures of culture that kept the “high” and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 530-534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... self-invention, especially in the domestic sphere. The effects of political-economic space—a wholly confining terrain for black South Africans during the period in question—are explored in the novel’s treatment of the complex relationships between the capitalist marketplace and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396-400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... between estab­ lished pubbc and emerging counterpubbc spheres are implicit not only in Hughes’s bebop sequencing of poems but also in the sites where the poems were initially published Like the dia­ logue of performative styles that takes place throughout Montage, the implicit...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 123-130.
Published: 01 March 2003
... that in Tender Is the Night Dick Diver’s inadequacy in this sphere becomes a potent symbol of the failure of his life, as Nicole first taunts him at the Gare St Lazare with “how can you do any good—with your French ?” (96) and later flirts with Tommy Barban in French. 124 Fitzgerald’s French...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 401-409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the sphere of political authority, professions for women and culturally imposed silences dictated by gender and class. Her amalgama­ 405 Suzette Henke tion of fiction with essay in The Pargiters metamorphosed into the epic novel The Years, then resurfaced in her powerful antiwar polemic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 255-261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... spaces of the individual by making the scope local and displaying the most intimate details. In doing so, they come to imagine the relation- ship between the public and private spheres as a dichotomy in a way that their predecessors (and, we later learn, their direct successors) did not. As...