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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
...David J. Letzler Gravity’s Rainbow , Domination, and Freedom , by Herman Luc and Weisenburger Steven , University of Georgia Press . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Thomas Pynchon, High Theory, and the Legacy of the Long Sixties Gravity’s Rainbow, Domination...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Steve Vine Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Steve Vine Sublime Anamnesis: Hysteria and Temporality in Thomas’s The White Hotel Steve Vine Hysterics suffer mainly from reminiscences. —Sigmund Freud (Breuer and Freud 58) In his author’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Michael O’Bryan Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland (1990) met with a lukewarm critical reception. Critics fond of the novelist’s postmodern theatrics rejected its political didacticism, whereas politically didactic critical opponents of postmodernism rejected its lingering individualism and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeffrey Severs Drawing on archival sources, I argue that the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (also known as Century 21) was an important source for Thomas Pynchon’s surreal depictions of the Raketen-Stadt in Gravity’s Rainbow . Accounts of the influence of Seattle on Pynchon have been limited to his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Marie Franco Offering a queer reading of Gravity’s Rainbow , this project reevaluates the sexual politics and narrative poetics at work in Thomas Pynchon’s paradigmatic postmodernist novel. Moving beyond a thematic reading of sexuality, the article articulates the unacknowledged theoretical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Calvin Thomas Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Ml Cultural Droppings: Bersani’s Beckett Calvin Thomas Try again. Fail again. Fail better. —Beckett, Worstward Ho (7) Vivas to those who have fail’d...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Harry Thomas Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Harry Thomas “Immaculate Manhood”: The City and the Pillar, Giovanni’s Room, and the Straight-Acting Gay Man Harry Thomas Eight years separate the publication of Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar (1948) and James Baldwin’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Thomas Henthorne Colonial Odysseys: Empire and Epic in the Modernist Novel , by Adams David , Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2003 . 249 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 A Conradian Odyssey Colonial Odysseys: Empire and Epic in the Modernist Novel by David Adams Ithaca...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-Philippe Marcoux quotes the poet Lorenzo Thomas on the figure of the African griot during the Black Arts Movement. Explaining how avant-garde jazz musicians are portrayed as griots in the New Black Poetry, Thomas writes: “Between 1960 and 1970 an outpouring of poems focused on musicians in the role of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... See Bowen, Roger Craik, Roger. “Green and Dying in Chains: Dylan Thomas’s ‘Fern Hill’ and Ken­ neth Grahame’s The Golden Age. ”44.3 (1998): 362-76 Crowden, James. “The Garden, Wild, Belmont, Lyme.” 42.1 (1996): 11 Cunha, Helena Parente. See Campbell Davis, Kimberly Chabot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Schindler’s List, D. M. Thomas’s The White Hotel, Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus, and David Grossman’s See Under: Love. His analyses of these works deliver insight after insight, all of which challenge prevailing assumptions about the limits of witnessing when all perspectives are partial yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Thomas F. Haddox Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w John Barth’s The Floating Opera and Southern Modernism of the 1950s Thomas F. Haddox D espite hailing from and frequently setting his fiction on the Eastern Shore o f Maryland— a region whose history includes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Tim O ’Brien, and many others—were very much concerned with the finding and construction of meaning. I would argue that these writers and many others responded to the triumphalist reception of the end of the Cold War in an already history-obsessed 1990s—witness the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Thomas Heise © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Degenerate Sex and the City: Djuna Barnes’s Urban Underworld Degenerate Sex and the City: Djuna Barnes’s Urban Underworld Thomas Heise In a remarkable but largely overlooked 1918 interview with New York City Police Commissioner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... See Thomas Berger, James. “Twentieth-Century Apocalypse: Forecasts and Aftermaths.” 46.4 (2000): 387-395 Twentieth-Century Literature 51.1 Spring 2005 114 Index Bishop, Elizabeth. See Carson; Pickard;White Blair, Kirstie. “Gypsies and Lesbian Desire: Vita Sackville-West,Violet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... together in the same breath: Mu­ riel Rukeyser, Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Thomas McGrath, and George Oppen. Indeed, if one adds a preliminary discussion of Wallace Stevens in the first, more general chapter tided “The Janitor’s Poems of Every Day,” one might legitimately...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Prodger offers charts of numbers of illustrations in his work, points to Darwin’s early and wide-ranging interest in paint- ing and the fine arts, his son’s dabbling in photography, his family’s role in the invention of photography (his uncle Thomas Wedgwood was an early experimenter), and even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... type of being and consciousness” (537). The story of Bigger Thomas is a story of dreams as much as it is a story of survival. And to overlook the fact that Wright is concerned to depict a protagonist mirroring the psychological fallout of desire crushed by the forces of racial and economic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Thomas S. Davis © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 The Historical Novel at History’s End:  Virginia Woolf’s The Years The Historical Novel at History’s End: Virginia Woolf’s The Years Thomas S. Davis It seems as if there were no progress in the human race, but only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, freeways, suburbs, shopping malls: these have become touchstones for some o f the most influential reflections on the subject o f American— and often global— postm odernism .1 Thomas Pynchon w rote of the alienating, dystopian elements of postm odern...