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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Laci Mattison This essay reads Elizabeth Bowen’s The Little Girls (1963) alongside recent theorists of “thingness,” namely, Bill Brown and Jane Bennett. While Bowen’s things intersect with the social terrain, they also simultaneously and paradoxically destabilize that very reality. This...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Matthew Mutter Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m “Things That Happen and What We Say About Them”: Speaking the Ordinary in DeLillo s The Names Matthew Mutter ear the end of Don DeLillo’s The Names, Owen Brademas is re­ counting his childhood experience with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Ellen Spolsky Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel , by Zunshine Lisa , Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2006 . 198 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m Reviews How to Do Things with Novels Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 413–442.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Paula E. Geyh Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 From. Cities of Things to Cities of Signs: Urban Spaces and Urban Subjects in Sister Carrie and Manhattan Transfer Paula E. Geyh However the city may really be, beneath this thick coating of signs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 640–662.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Robert Volpicelli Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Robert Volpicelli Against Things: The At-Home Objects of Marianne Moore Robert Volpicelli From 1965 until her death in 1972, Marianne Moore lived at 35 West Ninth Street in Greenwich Village. Moore’s Greenwich Village apart...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Wharton claims, requires drawing a sharp distinction between the private-intellectual and social-practical realms or, as one of her characters puts it, between the “things you read about” and the “things you do.” Curiosity, if it is to be sanctioned by Wharton, must be quarantined to the former sphere, to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gregory Castle “The Consolation of Objects” takes seriously Nietzsche’s call to embrace what is, to love necessity. Amor fati for him entails the ability “to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful in them.” Stephen Dedalus, in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
... ‘cartomaniacs’ in Vietnam” (14). Having reduced the Washington-created enemy to ciphers, the cartomaniacs did precisely the same thing to the American soldier. In a war fought according to statis­ tics, and where ciphers are thrown against ciphers, who is left to tell the true war story? Who enters the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Investigations §122), an understanding less occupied with constructing a theoretical edifice than with illuminating points of contact between things that are already in front of us. I also try to fol­ low the work of Thomas Gardner on Graham’s poetry, but again with a difference: where Wittgenstein...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that form is one of those topics that criticism is generally either putting off to another occasion or allow- ing itself either to take for granted or ignore. It isn’t the easiest of things to discuss. Like any awkward topic, form in poetry doesn’t actually go away, but is always lying in wait...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 330–346.
Published: 01 September 2006
... this escape, naturalism obsesses over the ontological and epistemological questions raised by money, becom­ ing, in Michaels’s analysis, “the working out of a set of conflicts between pretty things and curious ones, material and representation, hard money and soft, beast and soul” (173). The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 369–376.
Published: 01 June 2013
... nowhere about me done or dreamed of the things that alone for me constitute the interest of the doing of the novel—& yet it is in a sacrifice of them on their very own ground that the thing you suggest to me evidently consists.2 I mention this vexed exchange for the reason that it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... predicament (“It is impossible to say just what I mean!” [16 the lack of fit between words and things (what Samuel Beckett’s plays dramatize as the condition of unhappiness) also proves to be a source of immense artistic productivity, as modernist writings in different genres, by authors such as Joyce...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Stephen Schryer Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo , by Chodat Robert , Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2008 . 254 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Postskeptical Criticism Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... “politics of representation” essay. But instead of doing the predictable, mechanical, judgmental thing, it performs a truly creative act, making the explication of a minor anecdote into the model of a winningly stylish and broadly valuable mode of literary history. The anecdote is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... function as allegories in that older sense: they do not simultaneously speak of their circumscribed fictional worlds and the global space of their consumption, mediated by a national space we spontaneously adduce as “South African.” To push things still further in a DeManian direction, I am tempted...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 283–308.
Published: 01 June 2013
...John Nash © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Exhibiting the Example:  Virginia Woolf’s Shoes Exhibiting the Example:  Virginia Woolf’s Shoes John Nash It would appear that Virginia Woolf had a thing about footwear. Shoes, slippers and boots, “old,” “shabby,” or lost, recur in her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Eve Sedgwick, Bruno Latour, Wai Chee Dimock, Cary Wolfe, Franco Moretti, Elisabeth Grosz, and Graham Harman have all observed over the past two decades, those critical moves left a lot of stuff out: ecology, things, affect, science, animals, bodies, technology, geology, and so on. Of course, one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 362–387.
Published: 01 September 2008
... thing, some of its cherished hopes put by, yet Frost shares with his romantic forebears a vision of the natural world as the source and context of our lives. For Frost as for Wordsworth, there is never any question of the world s not being there, or of discourse overwriting every surface. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the discourse of liberal environmentalism. Here one instead finds the obdurate rock, the dead-cold stone taking center stage as an image of the non-human thing, the thing that simply does not care, and has been not-caring for longer than anyone can remember—in fact, longer than there has been...