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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Laurence A. Breiner New World Modernisms: T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, and Kamau Brathwaite , by Pollard Charles W. , University of Virginia Press , 2004 . 231 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Eliot in the Tropics New World Modernisms: T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
... missed the full implications, for both authors, of what may look like a mere passing reference to Cendrars’s novel Moravagine in Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, written before the two writers met. Likely a rec­ ommendation to read Moravagine came from the eccentric and ubiqui­ tous bohemian Comad...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... than a pawn in a system too vast to be fully perceived or understood. Fast forward 30 years to Tropic of Orange by Karen TeiYamashita, where the Los Angeles freeways are described by Manzanar, a man w ho gave up his home and his career as a surgeon to become a “conductor” o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... social and cultural capital (1997, 73–74). 16 Miller demonstrates a similar antipathy toward the Alger myth. In Tropic of Capricon , the vice president of the Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company encourages Miller’s literary double to write an Alger narrative about the messengers working under him...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... teases out the implications of a seemingly incidental reference to Cen- drars’s novel Moravagine in Tropic of Cancer, written before the authors phys­ ically met. Their more important literary meetings seem to take place in a fluid, unstable place, where biography bleeds into fiction and all bound­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
...). Glass demonstrates how Grove effectively tapped into Paris’s literary output, most notably with authors such as Samuel Beckett, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jean Genet, and Henry Miller, who origi- 521 Abram Foley nally published Tropic of Cancer with the Paris-based Olympia Press. Grove drew...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
... concluding that because the book “does have some redeeming social importance” it is not obscene and Ferlinghetti was not guilty (Ferlinghetti 127). Henry Miller was also the target of censorship in Massachusetts, for Tropic of Cancer. Even though Massachusetts has a long history of book...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
...,” more recent works like Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange (1997) represents these same connections as a “shared perception of community” to reveal how “populations in one part of the world are inevitably affected by events in another.” For Adams, then, authors like Yamashita achieve what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
... its gnostic elements, engages with the ineluctably material “narrative of entry-permits and passports”: like a variety of modernist works—rang­ ing from Wyndham Lewis’s Tan to Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises to Stein’s Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas to Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., such as Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange (1997) or Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), keep faith with the aesthetic principles associated with the postmodern politics of difference, such as high/low cultural code switching, generic hybridity, and fabulist realism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of a landscape animated by tropical weather and military activity: It is the “rainy season” and we have had the most magnificent thunderstorms almost every day. I have taken a little room in our favorite hotel here to work in the mornings. . . . On the third floor (very high for Key West) is a little balcony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that the shells dotting the beach are in fact “nacreous frames of tropic death” ( Crane 2000b , 9). Struck by the magnitude of death in this beautiful landscape, he somehow takes on a power to rename all of its elements: “To the white sand I may speak a name, fertile / Albeit in a stranger tongue. Tree names...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 657–665.
Published: 01 December 2013
... with the kind of witty reversal that was already in 1890 one of his signatures. But rhetorical or tropical reversals work only when the conventional sense is so well established it doesn’t need explaining: the reversal works precisely because it summons rather than banishes truism. By 1890...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., “into ambiguity, duplicity, multiplicity, jokes, puns, lies, translations, fictions, and truths in the plural” (16). If language was once indexical, truly naming the thing, after this second fall it became merely conventional, always dependent on a third term. According to Berger, if language is tropic, lacking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 147–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of either trauma or parody.” Repetition and Race presents new readings of familiar texts like Lee’s Native Speaker , Choi’s Foreign Student , or Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange (1997), recovering along the way alternative interpretations of repetition and upending our customary assumptions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... was their In a word, Gibreel solemnly pronounced, their weather. ” His task is then to turn London into a tropical city, which will achieve a number of other effects: increased moral definition, institution of a national siesta, devel­ opment of vivid and expansive patterns of behavior among...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
...” space ( Engles 1999 : 773), conquering the unruly, exotic interior of a hardware store: The aisles were long and bright, filled with oversized brooms, massive sacks of peat and dung, huge Rubbermaid garbage cans. Rope hung like tropical fruit, beautifully braided strands. . . . I bought fifty feet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of silk and ribbon broke over shores of imitation moss from which ravishing hats rose like tropical orchids. In oth- ers the pink throats of gramophones opened their giant convo- lutions . . . and in one vast bay that seemed to project them into exciting contact with the public...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... from a tropical fever and experiencing culture shock, Rochester describes his perspective as one of “confused impressions,” having “blanks in [his] mind that cannot be filled up” (45). As in Antoinette’s dream, but with reversed gender roles, he feels that he is following his wife into a wood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... at the outset to the bold pioneers. One recalls the tropical enchantments given to Golding’s cast­ aways and the burning island “discovered” by the naive naval captain who is incapable of rescuing the ragged survivors. The two fictional societies have much in common, and even the history leading...