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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... “originality” as an issue of intermingled spiritual and biological significance. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Charles Darwin Marianne Moore pigeons Protestantism The differences described in the last chapter between the eleven chief domestic races [of pigeon] and between individual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
... have been denied control over their bodies, often with the support of religious and scientific establishments. H. D., Mina Loy, and Jean Toomer all invoke the uneasy nexus of religion and science with varying degrees of ambivalence to explore constructions of bodily and spiritual subjectivity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 394–420.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and act) and to consider the merit of what he would eventually call the “immense passive strength” that alone promises spiritual freedom (Selected Essays [S£] 423). When can the body afford to surrender its defenses, or the intellect to suspend its active vigilance? Eliot would...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... have called “morning wishes” ([1867] 1994, 178). American Poetry after Modernism spends most of its time on poets committed to a cohesive subject, to spiritual awareness, and to “the word’s communicable referentiality to reality and truth” (14). After an “overview” of the era, the book devotes a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 504–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... this wide-ranging and suggestive critical work, links somatic experience, a sense of spirituality, and the impulse to abstraction which, for him, characterize modernisms in multiple genres and movements. This is a book to be savored; its ambition overflows its argument. In his introduction, Rasula...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 352–359.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Peter Kerry Powers Faithful Vision: Treatments of the Sacred, Spiritual, and Supernatural in Twentieth-Century African American Fiction , by Coleman James W. , Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 2006 . 264 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Elephants in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the desolate icy height before us to an invisible peak beyond to consummate their spiritual union, reawakening to life, one supposes, at the highest level of consciousness. And then comes the single most apoca­ lyptic moment in Ibsen—apocalyptic in the popular sense of catastrophic, as well as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... modernist spiritualism and connects it to Yeats’s interest in the occult. H e could look backward as well and explore ways this version o f impersonality participates in a tradition stemming from the Victorian dramatic monologue. In ‘“ Cells in O ne Body’: N ation and Eros in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
....” Locke observes that the younger generation [has] instinctive love and pride of race, and, spiritually compensating for the present lacks of Amer­ ica, ardent respect and love for Africa, the motherland. Gradually too, under some spiritualizing reaction, the brands and wounds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2012
... supposes that mantras themselves are imbued with mystical mean- ing that goes far beyond their semantic content, to develop a poetics that invests words themselves with spiritual power (hence Ginsberg’s desire to “make Mantra of American language now Hungerford first illustrates this point through a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 369–376.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., and my own spiritual steps so tentative, and so obscure and doubtful even to myself, that I must await more illumina- tion, both from you and from myself, before I can respond to what you say about religion.”10 And yet, when responding to Faber, Eliot appears more sure-footed. It is a lengthy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... representation, the politics of refusal, the entanglements of political and spiritual liberation, and the relation of Buddhism to modernity—that parallel in provocative ways those at the center of Buddhist studies today. By considering his novel, its criticism, and contemporary Buddhist studies together, we can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 46–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- claimed spiritual teacher George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. Anderson’s French lover, Georgette LeBlanc, and her subsequent partner, American Dor­ othy Caruso, also published books and studied with Gurdjieff. These women (together with Louise Davidson, a New Englander, and Eliza­ beth Gordon, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... uncovers a wide-ranging cultural fact about twentieth-century poetry: its artful and sometimes reverential concern with the quotidian frequently served as a way to maneuver the mundane into a means of spiritual survival, if not always thriving sustenance. Like Liesl Olson in Ordinary Modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
... language, rather than structure, which she associated with plot (qtd. in Broughton 46). Fry admired the postimpressionists’ “attempt to express by pictorial and plastic form certain spiritual experiences” {RogerFry 154), but his disjunction of “the spaceless world of psychological entities and rela­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
...” (5) in DeLillo’s oeuvre away from the cool satire of the early Twentieth-Century Literature 53.4 Winter 2007 535 Mark Osteen novels toward a radiant confirmation of spirituality in the later DeLillo. To do so, he breaks the author’s career into three parts subtended by five kinds of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 545–550.
Published: 01 December 2010
... trope of “conversion”—the “turning” away from one’s previous self and towards a new spiritual birth. The conversion experience, Wilson argues, continues to be our American “experiential, subject-forming norm,” from “born-again” Christianity to twelve-step programs, from “yoga...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 316–340.
Published: 01 September 2005
... other. By the same token, Moore insists in her poetry and prose on the interconnection between subjectivity, aesthetic treatment, and moral and ethical import. Rather than dramatizing the objectification and alien­ ation of a modern self from itself, or from the human, natural, spiritual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Muslim culture(s These works have “not only succeeded in illuminating indigenous perspectives in which the West is de-centered, but have also attached to the topic of modern Muslim identity spiritual dimensions almost wholly lacking in the representations of Muslims.” This literature expresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... finds in W E. B. Dubois’s novels a reformulation of the mother-child relationship as primarily based on spiritual connection and a passing down of tradi­ tions, a “universalizable cultural inheritance” rather than a stricdy biologi­ cal connection (195, 199). As such,W E. B. Dubois posits...