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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
...James Najarian Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 ULI “Greater Love” : Wilfred Owen, Keats, and a Tradition of Desire James Najarían ilfred Owen is still, to some extent, a prisoner of his saindy repu­ tation. Though the most recent biography of Owen, by Helen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Marina MacKay Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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, and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Engerman Robert 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 455–462.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Amy Moorman Robbins Primary Stein: Returning to the Writing of Gertrude Stein , edited by Boyd Janet Kirsch Sharon J. Lexington , 2014 . 310 pages. Gertrude Stein in Europe: Reconfigurations across Media, Disciplines, and Traditions , edited by Posman Sarah Schultz...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 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 the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... traditional elegy erases. This essay begins by reconsidering familiar ground—the Bloomsbury Group and the Cambridge Apostles—in order to place Woolf’s work squarely in the middle of what might otherwise seem an old boys’ club of elegiac inheritance. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 elegy mourning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 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 by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Langston Hughes, David Henderson, Sonia Sanchez, and Amiri Baraka, Jazz Griots nonetheless succeeds in developing a new literary and cultural history of African American jazz poetry. As Marcoux argues, each of these poets adapts the tradition of the griot into a jazz testimony of African American history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): vi–ix.
Published: 01 June 2005
... any of the others. This essay offers an appreciative yet critical account of Bar­ thelme’s ironic perspective in Snow White. To appreciate that ironic perspective is also to see how closely it is bound to the traditional aesthetic that it inverts. So the author makes us...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
... bias. Forms of modernism and postmodernism have opened deep intellectual chasms; they have “pushed Christian humanism effectively out of the academy” and installed a catalogue of  “cults” that have “separated literary studies from the tradition and closed off the avenues to renewal” (85...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 September 2001
... “Before- Need Arrangements” by saying, “As Hamlet so beautifully writes: ‘Know that death is common; all that live must die’” (53). In several other nov­ els of Hollywood by British writers, Shakespeare (or another eminent representative of the British literary tradition) makes an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... or, more precisely, the structure of thought em- bedded in this scene (that whiteness and blackness are mutually defined through perpetual, antagonistic struggle) renders blackness “perhaps the most tradition-bound product that [this] country manufactures” (3). Reid-Pharr casts a...