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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Rachel Farebrother Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination , by Rasberry Vaughn . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016 . 496 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Totalitarianism has been a defining concept and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... necessarily general . . . so that each concrete individual case with its unrepeatable set of circumstances somehow escapes it. —Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism So when we come to look at liberalism in a critical spirit, we have to expect that there will be a discrepancy between what I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
... New Orthodoxy: Martin Amis’sMoney and Thatcherism as illicit ‘grand narratives,’ more likely to lead to totalitarianism than liberty. . . .A new epic fable of the end of epic fables unfurled across the globe” (45). Motivation isn’t fully collapsed into politics in Money, but it is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 64–97.
Published: 01 March 2005
... readers the tools for making their own decisions, his writings of the later 1930s, such as Guide to Kulchur (1938), share a sense of purpose and method with the totalitarian propaganda efforts of Mussolini’s cultural ministers. While early fascist propaganda allowed and even expected a certain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., focusing on Marx, Hemingway, Henry Roth, and oth- ers, investigate how some ethnic writers drew on modernist form and Hemingway’s hard-boiled masculinity to represent and rewrite discourses of American community; and chapters 14–17 turn to international poli- tics, totalitarianism, and the concept of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... relationship between aesthetics and politics” (4). By analyzing literary fiction of the period, Belletto demonstrates that chance is commonly associated in American works with democratic freedom, while its preclusion—and even its manipulation—characterize the totalitarian system of the former USSR...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... social theorists—Scheingold among them—have long looked at the ways faith in modernity was shaken by the past century’s “[contamination] by total war, the destabilization of democracy and the emergence of totalitarian regimes.” In The Political Novel, the political scientist Scheingold shifts his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... discourse, transcending its status as mere “entertainment.” But while Buckton’s book takes the form of a comprehensive survey, Lassner’s analysis concentrates on how spy literature and cinema from the 1930s to the 1960s address the menace of totalitarianism and reveal the plight of the exile. More...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Seymour, the 1950s establishment of American studies at his school amounted to the “best safeguard against totalitarian developments in our society” (quoted in Davis 1990 : 355). The early Cold War context provided a clear purpose for national defense and a cultural affirmation in the face of the foreign...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... departure point for their own contributions to theory. As early as 1941, Marcuse criticized the reductive association between Hegel’s logic and totalitarianism in Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory. In “The Ends of Man” (1968), Derrida remarked the symptomatic signifi­ cance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 115–127.
Published: 01 March 2008
... modernity truths it doesn’t want to hear in forms it doesn’t want to see; second is the modernism of complicity, where lately we’ve found those same heroic modernists in fact cooperating with modernity’s unsavory features from racism to totalitarianism. Two recent works from Cambridge University...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 337–367.
Published: 01 December 2004
... on the germ of the novel, he wrote: “totalitarian ideas have taken root in the minds of intellectuals everywhere, and I have tried to draw these ideas out to their logical consequences” (Howe 287). Following along these lines, John Atkins, in an early response to 1984, Twentieth-Century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 80–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to assume a teleological trajec­ tory in his work toward the horror of his Rome Radio broadcasts and have attempted to diagnose key elements of his totalizing (totalitarian, in fact) World War II persona. Tim Redman and Lawrence Rainey have focused on Italian fascism and Pounds hero worship of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... state apparatuses for the maintenance of control over a populace (19).3 He deplores brutality as inefficient, and believes “a functioning police state needs no police” at all (31). For this reason, when assigned to establish a totalitarian state, Benway abolishes “concentration camps, mass...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... acknowledge the historical reality of one-party rule in Eastern European countries. 6 As Aleida Assmann (2014 : 553) has contended, communist totalitarianism has yet to be incorporated into the memorial legacy of Europe. Maria Todorova, a renowned researcher in the field of postcommunist studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 224–231.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Germany, also sought to delineate the qualities in American culture that made it resistant to totalitarianism. Nonetheless, Smith compellingly shows how Disneyland unified the arts in a “total world” that has key points of con­ tact with the models of the Festspielhaus and the Crystal Palace...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 255–262.
Published: 01 June 2008
... engineer worship and the cult of efficiency, both popular in the United States in the teens and twenties, to Pound’s preference for efficient tyrants. If at this point one sees the end of the road all too clearly, with in­ dividualism both leading to and being betrayed by totalitarianism, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... a potential understanding of the public voice and democratic spirit threatened by totalitarian political forces. Froula returns to her original ground of Kantian philosophy, filtered through the con­ 407 Suzette Henke temporary interpretive voice of Hannah Arendt, to depict LaTrobe...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and his supporters because it neatly, if er- roneously, collapses distinctions between totalitarianism and government regulation of markets. So much have neo-conservatives taken Hayek’s 145 Rekha Rosha thesis to heart that when Margaret Thatcher visited the Conservative Party’s research...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
...). At least since Andreas Huyssen identified the conserva- tive agenda behind the “great divide” between canonical modernism and mass culture, we have been well aware of its gendered implications: “mass culture appears as monolithic, engulfing, totalitarian, and on the side of regression and the...