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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Kurt Koenigsberger Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 HI Elephants in the Labyrinth of Empire: Modernism and the Menagerie in The Old Wives’ Tale Kurt Koenigsberger D espite his deep sympathies for things Continental and a mild con­ tempt for narrowly English cultural and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Deborah Hooker Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 w (FI) orality, Gender, and the Environmental Ethos of Atwoods The Handmaid’s Tale Deborah Hooker 1 3 efore the revelation in the “Historical Notes” that what we’ve been reading is a transcript of tapes discovered in a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeffrey Mehlman The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s , by Sollors Werner . Harvard University Press , 2014 . 400 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s , the title of Werner Sollors’s distinguished volume devoted to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the personal force of individual desire plays out on a broader structural level as Baldwin’s gay plot is drawn toward the magnetically forceful heterosexual love triangle in Hemingway’s tale. Hemingway and Baldwin address gender normativity and sexual inadequacy from a particular American perspective...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Hebrew Scriptures, Gertrude Stein, and T. S. Eliot to fairy tales, infomercials, Walt Disney films, and Norman Rockwell souve­ nirs. These poems illustrate Maqorie Perloff’s claim that in postmodern texts, “the discourses of art and the mass media are not merely exchange­ able; rather theirs is a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the story of Arturo Bandini’s ethnic rediscovery than of his racial refashioning. His tale, in fact, provides a compelling illustration of what Matthew Frye Jacobson calls the “racial alchemy” of the melting pot, whereby certain groups assimilate into the mainstream of American culture by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 193–218.
Published: 01 June 2003
... such as Tom and Vivien recreate and reenact those myths of poetic making as part of the process of making poetry. In The Long Schoolroom, Allen Grossman argues that poetic tradition is founded in suffering and atrocity. In his account, the tales of Orpheus and of Philomela model, respectively...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of Hurston’s parody is the African-American appropriation of the tale and, sometimes, the tale itself. Anticipating expectations that an African-American author would create a “black Moses,” Hurston baits and switches, providing instead a racially ambiguous leader whose interactions with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Humbert’s tortuous tale, as it retraces his travels along highway after highway and from town to town, always hoping to post­ pone its own conclusion. After thousands of miles of cross-country travel designed to prolong his time with Lolita, Humbert uses every rhetorical strategy available to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Dominick LaCapra Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Twentieth-Century Literature's Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2003 The winner of this year’s prize is Kurt Koenigsberger’s “Elephants in the Labyrinth of Empire: Modernism and the Menagerie in The Old Wives’ Tale...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... times a week to his mother’s living room: “He went for the tea poured from the samovar, the homemade jellies, Russian stories” (3). But for Alicia Borinsky came the awareness that these stories of homeland and exile were just that, stories, tales: “I understood the message of the samovar. It...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the particular posing as the universal in the invocation of destiny as he seeks to legitimize his tale of the nation. While he insists that “I had been mysteriously handcuffed to history, my destinies indissolubly chained to those of my country” (9), as soon as he begins his history of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... too deep an im­ pression on Forster” (38). O f the 12 stories in The Collected Tales, the only two that Trilling saw as successful were the ones he dubbed “non-fantas- tic” (“The Road from Colonus” and “The Eternal Moment”) because “they contain in embryo the themes, symbols and ideas of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... “the shadow of a past time [interweaves] with a present time,” to use Spiegelman’s own description of his Pulitzer- prize winning two-volume work Maus:A Survivor’s Tale (Spiegelman qtd. in Silverblatt 35). In one telling panel there the bodies of four Jewish girls hanged in World War II dangle...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 374–390.
Published: 01 September 2001
... as the epic. Nev­ ertheless, preserving elements that can be represented by word and ac­ tion, Walcott retains truncated versions of both the Telemachus and the Odysseus plots. Respecting the oral tradition behind the tales eventually drawn together by the Homeric scribe around 800 BC...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Kore. “Tales of Abjection and Miscegenation:Virginia Woolf’s and Leonard Woolf’s ‘Jewish’ Stories.” 49.3 (2003): 298-327 Schultheis, Alexandra W. “Postcolonial Lack and Aesthetic Promise in The Moor’s Last Sigh.” 47.4 (2001): 569-595 Sexton, Anne. See Gill Sharma, Shailja.“Salman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the tale of a middle-aged Hopkins meeting a young W. B. Yeats, though the influence in both di- rections is reactionary. (Hopkins finds The Island of Statues “strained and unworkable,” as later in life Yeats will describe Hopkins’s language as “sedentary” [370–71 Furthermore...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 341–370.
Published: 01 September 2010
... taken to be an image of Christ’s self-sacrifice.26 Yet the poem declines the comic out- come of the Christian vision, where violence is redeemed and redemptive, layering it with the darker world of “The Juniper Tree,” the Grimm fairy tale about a murdered mother and son that ends with a vision...