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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Kaelie Giffel Bringing together Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story and Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” this essay argues that Benjamin’s concept of “constellating” events that are noncausally yet historically related to each other is uniquely able to help us grasp the specificity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher J. Knight Concerning E. M. Forster , by Kermode Frank , New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2009 . 180 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Christopher J. Knight Two Sides to Every Story Concerning E. M. Forster by Frank Kermode New York...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Donald A. Daiker Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story , by Lamb Robert Paul , Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 2010 . 273 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review How a Hemingway Story Works Art Matters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
...John H. Timmerman Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Tim O’Brien and the Art of the True War Story: “Night March” and “Speaking of Courage” John H. Timmerman he Vietnam war story is not simply about the rise and fall of nations (South Vietnam, North...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Robin Blyn Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 w The Ethnographer’s Story: Mama Day and the Specter of Relativism Robin Blyn Ethnographic writings can be properly called fictions in the sense o f “something made or fashioned.” . . . B ut it is important...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Patricia P. Chu Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech , by Duncan Patti , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2004 . 274 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Untold Stories, Old and New Tell This Silence: Asian American Women...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 363–371.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Joshua Gang jsgang@berkeley.edu Novel Sensations: Modernist Fiction and the Problem of Qualia , by Day Jon . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2020 . 208 pages. Stories and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Narrative , by Armstrong Paul B. Baltimore : Johns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Deborah Nelson Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories , by Cassuto Leonard , Columbia University Press , 2009 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Howard L. Hannum Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 “Scared sick looking at it” : A Reading of Nick Adams in the Published Stories Howard L. Hannum J^ T ick Adams, like Huck Finn, Jay Gatsby, or any other major charac­ ter in American literature, is entitled to a life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 444–466.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Andrew S. Teverson Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 »II Fairy Tale Politics: Free Speech and Multiculturalism in Haroun and the Sea of Stories Andrew S. Teverson Jacobites must speak in children’s rhymes, As preachers do in Parables, sometimes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 298–327.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Leena Kore Schröder Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 HI Tales of Abjection and Miscegenation: Virginia Woolf s and Leonard Woolf s “Jewish” Stories Leena Kore Schröder T h e r e can be no straightforward account of attitudes toward Jewishness in the work of Virginia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Anna Katsnelson This article argues that there are two major strains of transnationalism in works by Russian-speaking North American writers David Bezmozgis, Ellen Litman, and Gary Shteyngart. Bezmozgis and Litman focus on localism, and their short story collections Natasha (2003) and The Last...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... story, part horror story, part detective story—is a riddle that the reader must solve, but that in doing so the reader becomes infected with the same fragmentary force that disembodies the protagonist. As such, the heuristic consequence of the novel is to instruct the reader on the influence of language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... unsanctioned by military authority. This reframing of A Farewell to Arms as Catherine’s war story rather than as her love story also reveals a Hemingway sensitive to how the trauma of World War I rewrote identity for women as well as men. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Ernest Hemingway World War...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay argues that the representation of race in O’Connor’s short story “The Artificial Nigger” (1955) owes a debt to the continental tradition of phenomenology. Rather than being an abstract philosophical position, this debt signals O’Connor’s self-positioning within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Lola Boorman Critics have always struggled to situate the work of short story writer and translator Lydia Davis within wider trends in postwar and contemporary literature. Paying particular attention to a group of Davis’s “grammar stories,” this essay reads Davis’s fiction as Wittgensteinian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that Bloom is at once a creature of multiple linguistic contingencies and a lone storyteller who longs to compose a coherent story of himself to make sense of his life, my argument traces Bloom’s internal ordeal through what Emmanuel Levinas might call his “narrative intentionality.” By following Levinasian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 359–384.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., and ineffectual choices. In disrupting the divide between interior and exterior, wrong feeling provides an unsettling critique of the world that undoes Helga, even as it implicates Helga in her own undoing. In the end, this essay tells a story of punishment—of the iterative mechanisms and repercussions of feeling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Rafael Walker In considering fictions centered on characters of mixed Black-and-white parentage, critics tend to assimilate these stories into African American literary paradigms—in much the same way that, in real life, America considers biracial people as simply black. Working against...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and economic concerns in telling a story about the poverty, exploitation, and violence suffered yearly by farmworkers at the hands of US agribusiness. This essay argues that Viramontes’s turn to spectrality in Under the Feet of Jesus aims to lay bare the fundamental fetishism and phantasmagoria surrounding...