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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Andrew P. Hoberek Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism , by Lee James Kyung-Jin , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2004 . 254 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Why Multiculturalism Still Matters Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Cara Lewis Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Still Life in Motion: Mortal Form in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse Still Life in Motion: Mortal Form in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse Cara Lewis Late in the evening on March 28, 1918, a government car rolled to a stop at the bottom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... by critics, African Americans are crucial to Roth’s critique of the sixties and America as a whole. By drawing attention to the black voices represented through and circumscribed in the protagonist’s white victim narrative, I examine how Roth unmasks American society’s deep-rooted but still often overlooked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and the difficulties of witnessing. Yet, as opposed to merely marking the limits of what can be witnessed, disgust offers an alternative, affective way of encountering the pain of others that still challenges the more soothing logic of mourning and meaning-making. It has a particular countermemorial capacity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... this might actually mean. By placing Cobra alongside some contemporary work in Buddhist studies, I argue that the novel both understands and laments its own Orientalism. Cobra thus closes with a call for a future philosophy of global engagement—a call, I argue, that is still relevant for literary criticism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... still remain close. I make the claim that, as with speaking in place of another, speaking for oneself also entails the production of an other, and that these efforts to read and give voices to dogs point toward the rupture of the self-reflective human subject. In featuring their failed attempts to write...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the Christian subject position. Foe highlights this subversion through the nonpresence of Friday, showing the work of colonial Christianity still in transition, convulsed by the repetition of what it is attempting to subordinate in secret: the non-Christian other whose sacrifice cannot be openly acknowledged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Alexandra Socarides Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World , by Costello Bonnie , Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2008 . 205 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Reviews Bringing History to the Table Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2007
... conceptual poetry to Empson’s program for an “argufying” poetry.6 But 423 Roger Beilin this still produces a reading unduly swayed by the poem’s own aspiration to a single voice and an argument like that of discursive prose. Eliot himself was apparently not averse to a univocal, transparent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... a chair. While it is still Before, Afterwards has no power, but after- wards it is the kingdom, the power and the glory. . . . What [my family] can never know will soon never have been. . . . I shall die like Aunt Violet wondering what else there was; from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the time like a pattern, but by its lovely waxing and waning to fill us with surprise and freshness and hope” (167). For illustration, Forster points to both Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the first of which was still to be com- pleted, though this did...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
... observed, enjoying “something of a bull market” and showing “no signs of abating” (2). But he also wondered, “Is there still more to say about Pound and China”? In the pages that followed, Hayot provided his own unique contribution to the discourse, thereby insisting, at least for the moment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and Marimbas in ‘The Bight’: Bishop’s Danse Macabre ,” which excellently exemplifies not a superior kind of critical writing so much as a basic one: close reading. Close reading is still one of the skills that we hope our students will master; we coach them in it, and we expect them to practice it. We...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of Denmark being assassi­ nated! What was truly noteworthy, though, was not how little took place, but how littie was expected. Millennial feeling, for the first time, was almost entirely severed from apocalyptic urges and fears. There were still, of course, people catastrophizing on websites...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., and losing his soul. In the story, Nick also lay on a blanket in the middle of the night. He did not call the Caesarian fully back to consciousness in this story o f 1927, but he came much closer in “A Way You’ll Never Be” (1933). In the latter story, Nick, still suffering brief mental...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that Timothy Brennan, in Wars of Position (2006), assigns the equally broad designation, “the turn” (ix). Brennan locates the turn’s gestation during the years 1975-1980, a time in which one can first begin to perceive “the fusing of right and left positions still evident today, above all, in viewing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... suggestive and complex. Abjured still is the taste for sacrifice, but in Molly Sweeney, Cathleen has reclaimed for herself another layer of inheritance by resuming her foremothers’ knack for shape-shifting: the blind Molly acts as a symbol for Gaelic Ireland, the partially sighted Molly serves...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the Midwestern regional identity emerging over those years. Many African Americans arrived simultaneously with the Western and Northern European immigrants so often identified with the region; and, of course, African Americans had a much longer history in the United States than these new arrivals. Still...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 393–410.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., then, and in fact follows them quite dutifully. Just as a cinquain can be made to suffer bulky syntax and clumsy rhythms, and still be recognizable as a cinquain, it can be made awkward for the exact purpose of thinking self-reflectively about failure, in poetry or in life, and achieve success on those terms. Rhyme...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... exhumation some seven years later. By comparing revisions made to his poem between its draft form in 1860 and its publi­ cation in 1870, Marshik reveals Rossettis participation in the “censorship dialectic.” “Jenny” returned from the grave a less erotic poem, yet still sensuous enough to be singled...