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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 111–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Frances Dickey Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI Parrot’s Eye: A Portrait by Manet and Two by T. S. Eliot Frances Dickey T. S. Eliot’s little-known sonnet “On a Portrait” (1909) describes a painting by Edouard Manet from 1866, Woman with a Parrot. The sig­ nificance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher J. Knight Concerning E. M. Forster , by Kermode Frank , New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2009 . 180 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Christopher J. Knight Two Sides to Every Story Concerning E. M. Forster by Frank Kermode New York...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
... for thinking about how poetry, resilient under pressure, circulated and signified during the Cold War, as well as about how the Cold War and its poetry continue to shape the transnational literary dimensions of our own time. The most deliberately provocative and least persuasive chapter of Between Two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 255–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Jacob Hovind I Do I Undo I Redo: The Textual Genesis of Modernist Selves in Hopkins, Yeats, Conrad, Forster, Joyce, and Woolf , by Fordham Finn , Oxford University Press . 2010 . 281 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Review Reviews Modernism’s Two Versions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Benjamin D. Hagen © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics Benjamin D. Hagen I grow old . . . I grow old . . . I shall wear the bottoms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on in the Russian American immigrant literature that has sprung up since the turn of the millennium. The city even has its own New World simulacrum in New York’s “Little Odessa” neighborhood. This article investigates the impact of the “Odessa Text” on the work of two Odessa-born US authors, the poet Ilya Kaminsky...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... such surfaces might offer, her own evocations of glass nuance modernism’s relation to its antecedents and illuminate her investments in the problem and necessity of reckoning with others as we seek our individual pasts. Situated between two world wars and two glass cultures, Woolf offers a complex and tempered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White This essay presents the textual history of Moore’s “lost” poem “Pigeons” and argues for the poem’s importance in unifying two major strains of Moore criticism: that pertaining to her Protestant faith, and that pertaining to her careful reading of Darwin. The essay suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark David Kaufman This article uses the genre of speculative historical fiction as a point of entry into Virginia Woolf’s politics. Two spy novels, Ellen Hawkes and Peter Manso’s The Shadow of the Moth (1983) and Stephanie Barron’s The White Garden (2009), present scenarios in which Woolf becomes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and in their countries of origin. This essay contributes to emerging research on Eastern European women’s migrant writing by juxtaposing two semiautobiographical novels that belong to post-Yugoslav diasporic women’s literature: Nadja Tesich’s Native Land (1998) and Natasha Radojčić’s You Don’t Have to Live Here (2005...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Anna Katsnelson This article argues that there are two major strains of transnationalism in works by Russian-speaking North American writers David Bezmozgis, Ellen Litman, and Gary Shteyngart. Bezmozgis and Litman focus on localism, and their short story collections Natasha (2003) and The Last...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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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): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
...-building even as it queers the very concepts of place and belonging. In the narrative, set in 1928, the year of the publication of The Well of Loneliness , the protagonist witnesses an erotic relationship between two girls without wanting to acknowledge what is happening; it examines both the yearning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... an aging soldier. The curious parallels between these two works are articulated through the figure of the failing human body; in both poem and film, flesh becomes the avatar of a modernist sensorium that struggles to conjoin the perceiving subject with a fugitive and unreliable object world. Specifically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that the cynic and lyric met for Douglas as two forms of special knowing, the “combat gnosticism” of war poetry, and a parallel gnosticism in love lyric. Each proposes that a special experience can utterly transform a subject: the soldier’s kind of knowing transformed by battle experience, and the lover’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Patrick Eichholz Out of the wreckage of the First World War, classicism and dadaism charted two opposing paths forward. While one movement sought to overturn the institutions complicit in prolonging the war, the other sought to buttress these same institutions as a safeguard against the chaos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Danielle Christmas In William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner , and the responses to his novels, two contrasting discourses emerge: a commitment to the idea that histories of slavery and the Holocaust can be explained by economic motives, on one hand, and, on the other...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... offers us a distinctive alternate mode of thinking the relationship among critic, world, and ethos. This article summarizes Latour’s recent “compositionist” ethical thinking and uses that thinking to reread two exemplary works of modernist ethics: Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Archaïscher Torso Apollos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... This consideration of the nonhuman elements (i.e., the “things”) of Bowen’s work also gives rise to a thinking about the posthuman, which this article approaches in two ways: (1) as, quite literally, a concern about the world after humanity; and (2) as a non-anthropocentric worldview, opened up by a realization...