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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Julian Murphet Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Julian Murphet Coetzee and Late Style: Exile within the Form Julian Murphet Let us trace a theme, but more than a theme, an enactment, of exile as it has come to inform the recent work of J. M. Coetzee. Exile I mean...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... on three key scenes in the novel in order to focalize its force back on to the body of language, but I would argue that this move toward the body is anything but arbitrary; although the paradoxical style obfuscates this, the fragmentation of the body of language is central to both Malina in particular...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ben Clarke Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s , by Kohlmann Benjamin . Oxford University Press , 2014 . 228 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 As Benjamin Kohlmann argues in Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 437–465.
Published: 01 December 2022
... free indirect style, at the least, allows Bertha to be read as knowing, deliberate, and complicit in her apparent ignorance. In conjunction with the text’s critique of gender roles and expectations, Mansfield’s free indirect style implicitly criticizes her reader’s willingness to sideline Bertha’s self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 323–352.
Published: 01 September 2022
... writings and in the development of what I term a poetics of embeddedness. Coetzee’s early work as a forerunner in the digital humanities, and his writings on form, style, and linguistic skepticism, also shed light on contemporary debates about postcritique and the possibility of politically committed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., the medicalized body becomes the metaphorical locus of a profound epistemological unease, and the interventionist apparatuses of medicine and of cinema become folded into a more general problematic of style. Whereas Eliot’s poem repeatedly breaks the frame of classical rhyme, meter, and structure in order...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
...James Brophy The war poet Keith Douglas wrote in 1943 that he sought a “balanced style” where “cynic and lyric” might meet. In focusing on a set of four poems that he had written in May and June of that year—“Vergissmeinnicht,” “Aristocrats,” “How to Kill,” and “Enfidaville”—I propose...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in publishing as a novelist and in sustained composition. Through paying close attention to Ellison’s compositional style in Invisible Man , in addition to his work in the essay form, this account shows that despite Ellison’s desire to publish the novel, his approach to novel-writing indicates his investment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... publications, white-collar masochists styled themselves as revolutionary suicides or self-destructive saboteurs squandering the human capital of the organizations in which they worked. Nevertheless, this imaginative solution failed to overcome the press’s own class contradictions, which came to a head during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Irena Yamboliev This essay reveals the unexpected yet profound ways stained glass contributes to the representational logic of Lawrence’s fiction, especially his early story “A Fragment of Stained Glass” (1908) and The Rainbow (1915). Lawrence develops a prose style that mimics stained glass’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Paul Stasi Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation , by Walkowitz Rebecca , New York : Columbia University Press , 2006 . 288 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 A Test Case for Cosmopolitanism Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation by Rebecca Walkowitz...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Patrick Bixby Work cited Walkowitz Rebecca . 2006 . Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation . New York : Columbia University Press . This distinctive quality of Beckett’s writing, its unnaming of Ireland and the world, serves Pearson’s thesis well. For it demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
... literature to provide the voice for our times. Modernism’s self-conscious style and outsider sensibility, he argues, is eminently suited to the cosmopolitan project, and it is as mod- ernists that Spencer analyses the authors of his study. These include not only Coetzee and Mo but also Salman Rushdie...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 720–727.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., familiar to all readers of Joyce, is “the sheer plurality of styles in Ulysses,” which suggests the inadequacy of any one style or combination of styles to represent objectively the ordinary. One question that inevitably arises from a reading of Joyce is the reader’s role in the making of meaning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and a being”; the use of parataxis is characteristic of Butts’s formal innovation. Butts communes and engages with the landscape through careful detailing of its features, and depicts its qualities in her linguistic style. This can also be seen in her story “The Warning”: “There, at the pull of the moon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 492–515.
Published: 01 December 2011
... did, of course, his late style being the ultimate demonstration of what it means to press against the rules of syntactic extension and elaboration while also committing to and developing that syntax as the very embodiment of “the idea” being addressed and expressed. Yet James certainly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 167–191.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to imagine a work of literature that doesn’t depend on manners” (Recitative 33), the question of manners bears also on style, which Stephen Yenser rightly calls the “literary allotrope” of manners (58). For Merrill, Wallace Stevens’s work exemplifies the “poem of man­ ners” because of his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of postmodernism as equivalent to the self-referential, “high” experimental style epitomized by white male writers such as Thomas Pynchon or John Barth, and pitted against the naïvely realist aesthetic of “socially demarcated groups” (530). Steiner argues that the experimental and more traditionally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to Tom Cerasulo’s book Authors Out Here. In this book Cerasulo makes the case both for the significance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, Dorothy Parker’s, Budd Schulberg’s, and Nathanael West’s contributions to Hollywood and for the film industry’s reshaping of these writers’ prose styles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
... with that of Cather, whom he calls the yin to Hemingway’s yang among modern American minimalists. Lamb is especially insightful in summarizing Gertrude Stein’s aesthetics and their connections to Hemingway’s style, while at the same time con- tending that Stein’s influence has been exaggerated because...