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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... William Fogel The etiology of Auschwitz—to some a diabolical, perhaps freakish excrescence, which vanished from the face of the earth with the destruction of the crematoria in 1945—is actually embedded deeply in a cultural tradition that stretches back to the Middle Passage from the coast of Africa...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., and Blunden. Though the theoretical bases of Ber­ nard Bergonzi’s Heroes’ Twilight and Jon Silkin’s Out of Battle differ— Bergonzi’s is traditionally historical and Silkin’s quasi-Marxist—these readings both see Owen less as a poet within a literary tradition than as one whose particular...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Marina MacKay w Catholicism, Character, and the Invention of the Liberal Novel Tradition Marina MacKay O ne issue that preoccupied novelists in the decades after the Second World War was how to reconcile their inherited idea of the self with the transcendent moral problems raised...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 97–104.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Marlene A. Briggs Bloody Good: Chivalry, Sacrifice, and the Great War , by Frantzen Allen J. , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2004 .335 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 Reviews Medieval Tradition and Modern War Bloody Good: Chivalry, Sacrifice...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 455–462.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Press . Perloff Marjorie . 1985 . The Dance of the Intellect: Studies of Poetry in the Pound Tradition . Boston : Cambridge University Press . Retallack Joan . 2003 . The Poethical Wager . Berkeley : University of California Press . Wagner-Martin Linda . 1995...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...William Q. Malcuit This article argues for a reconsideration of T. S. Eliot’s early poetry—in particular “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”—as developing out of a particular American poetic tradition, one that replayed and reinforced important tenets of American liberalism and nationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
... hierarchies. Marshaling various forms of speech, including his own vernacular, into traditional patterns of poetry, Harrison interrogates classist notions about nonstandard speech and its relation to that tradition while exploring the disturbances produced by class separation. Where poetry scholarship...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay argues that the representation of race in O’Connor’s short story “The Artificial Nigger” (1955) owes a debt to the continental tradition of phenomenology. Rather than being an abstract philosophical position, this debt signals O’Connor’s self-positioning within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances Leviston The impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s maternal loss on the symbolic order of her poems is well-established, but the ways in which Bishop draws on literary tradition in exploring that loss have received less attention. This essay offers a close reading of “The Bight” that demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Brian Gingrich This article locates the place of Willa Cather’s work in literary history by revealing its relation to a central tradition of aesthetics. If at times her work has seemed to waver between romanticism and realism, if today it seems destined to be associated with modernism, yet another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Nir Evron This article examines a tension in Edith Wharton’s social ideal between the conflicting virtues of reverence and curiosity. Wharton, it shows, was quite conscious of the potential clash between the centripetal claims of tradition and the centrifugal tendencies of inquisitive individualism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... dismissed as mere surface. Yet Merrill, the article contends, indulges in what he calls the Ouija’s “backstage gossip” both to establish a queer relationship to poetic tradition and to confront the pervasive menace of the Cold War discourse of the Lavender Scare, which haunts the trilogy’s 1950s origins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 393–410.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Florian Gargaillo Adrienne Rich’s early poems have long been criticized for their apparent stylistic conservatism. Reconsidering Rich’s first two volumes, this essay aims to offer a new understanding of their place in her poetic development as a whole. Far from traditional forms functioning for her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 437–460.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Kerry Myler In The Golden Notebook (1962), The Four-Gated City (1969), and Briefing for a Descent into Hell (1971), Doris Lessing examines the inadequacies of traditional models of madness and considers in their stead an antipsychiatric model championed by R. D. Laing. While ostensibly the three...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and simulation of mourning” (1997, 12; 1994, 21). The highly allusive elegiac tradition, learned in school, enabled men to articulate their grief in writing; women traditionally manifested mourning in their person (dress, posture, emotional expression) and in writing that was frequently dismissed as sentimental...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Gregory Dunne. “Noir nonfiction” is meant to refer to a crossover mode that exports elements from the Noir tradition—particularly, an ethos of suspicion that often expresses populist anger at public corruption, elite hypocrisy, and suburban ennui—into an experimental mode of reportage that challenges...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary McGlynn Focusing on one of the most frequent and explicit targets of Thatcher’s economic policies, working-class men in traditional heavy industries, I explore representations of the dissolution of both unions and private space under Thatcher. Looking at fiction, films, and screenplays...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marian Eide Contemporary Irish poetry is producing a tradition of memorial to the Famine years of the 1840s. Countering purist versions of Irish identity as Catholic, indigenous, and rural, this body of work is provoked by Famine memory to explore Irishness as diasporic and widely transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Philip Tsang This essay illustrates a “negative cosmopolitanism” in V. S. Naipaul’s work. Both defenders and critics of cosmopolitanism readily identify the concept with the European philosophical tradition. Arguing that European thinkers do not have a patent on cosmopolitanism, I contend...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 388–395.
Published: 01 September 2008
... published between 1976 and 1995, displaying no interest in the 160-year history of Native American fiction. He condemns criticism of modern Native American fiction because it praises these novels for their “authenticity”—the accuracy with which they represent the authors’ traditional...