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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ali Chetwynd Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature 1945–1975 , by LeMahieu Michael , Oxford University Press , 2013 . 244 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Ali Chetwynd Fictions of Fact and Value:  The Erasure of Logical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... surrounding the value form and the products of labor under capitalism—what Karl Marx suggestively calls “all the magic and necromancy” shrouding capital accumulation. Capitalism inescapably conjures its own phantoms and so remains haunted by the spectral figures of “dead labor” occulted under the sign of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
... something more ongoing. Tying Invisible Man ’s contentious ending to this conversation allows us to glimpse the shared, complex value of the anonymous narrator’s underground circumstances and Ellison’s creative process. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 composition Invisible Man novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jordan S. Carroll This essay examines the US literary publisher Grove Press from 1951 to 1970. During this period, Grove promoted an aesthetic that Susan Sontag termed the “new sensibility,” one that valued impersonal sensations over personal expression. Grove thus became a key mediator between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... radical, antihomogenizing historiography comes closer to what Wicomb values in Conrad and Joyce. Finally, the author shows how the novel offers a critique of the poststructuralist/postmodernist understanding of language as authorless and self-canceling, arguing that this view has, historically speaking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and addresses it directly in her French Ways and Their Meaning . Part of the agenda of that slim primer was to illustrate, on the basis of the French example, that (if properly handled) curiosity and reverence are not antagonistic but mutually animating cultural values. Achieving this ideal state...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., however, challenges this conventional reading. Setting the text against the emerging superhighway ethic-which values the individuated automobile over established communities, conquest of nature over integration with nature, and productivity over all else-reveals a more nuanced and forceful critique of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of the poet. Chapters explore the primary categories for thinking about the relation of reading to fiction: readers, authors, plots, and values. Each chapter includes a summary of basic issues in the field, a description of ways that feminist Twentieth-Century Literature 51.3 Fall 2005...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... At every street corner. The precious children of Zion; Once valued as gold— Alas, they are accounted as earthen pots, Work of a potter’s hands! —Lamentations 4 A pronounced drift in recent studies of elegies written in English has been from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... money. But the tragic endings of the novels also suggest that the overdetermination of racial values by the political economy of capitalism presents a no-win situation. Even the New Negro’s revaluation of black­ ness as a source of pride appears in Larsen’s work as a hopeless attempt to defy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 141–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the labor theory of value represents commodities: the meaning and value of the work derives from the process of its production. For the modernist literature Adorno considers to have the highest value, this process involves a linguistic imitation of the structure of the commodity fetish. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 182–211.
Published: 01 June 2007
... modernity. Indeed, the novel offers not only an allegory of innocence and experience in the figure of Niel, or an allegory of social change in the decline of Marian Forrester, but also an allegory of aesthetic value that mediates between the two. For if Niel Herbert struggles to reconcile himself...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 330–346.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the issue of the value of the different coins the two imagine to be in their would-be victim’s posses­ sion, Don is not interested, and insists “First off, I want that nickel back”: though “it’s only a fuckin’ nickel,” he wants it back and does not seem to care what the man’s other coins may be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... a comprehensive social landscape that, for him, is increasingly distracted from more traditional values. These values, such as the Agrarian ideal of“local control of local communities” (5), are best Twentieth-Century Literature 52.3 Fall 2006 360 Review appreciated in the classic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... images of a stationary South effectively provided a way for the nation to hold on to cherished values, by the 30s Southern backwardness became viewed as an urgent national problem, and American writers began to look at the relationship between the nation and the South more closely.These writers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 393–426.
Published: 01 December 2002
... organic relationship. For Cather, the tour­ ist gaze—as a modern form of ritual that restores the relation between landscape, aesthetic value, and cultural heritage—could heal the alien­ ation from the land that Americans had suffered through the dominance of speculators, who treated land as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Forster’s privileg­ ing of Schlegelian values, now regarded as axiomatic, has been especially objectionable to some. “Forster doesn’t really want connection at all,” Wilfred Stone asserted nearly 40 years ago (266), epitomizing a chorus of challenges (before and since) to the novel’s putative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., minds and bodies, values and facts as thoroughly bound up with one another and thus forces us to see the beliefs of the novel’s characters in the context of their interests. In section 2 I develop this point in three ways: (1) by showing how the novel offers an implicit critique of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the power of love over despair. As this collection’s title and its revelatory attention to Auden’s writerly practice remind us, one of the central concerns of Auden’s work from early to late—and indeed, of “September 1, 1939”—is the value, nature, and meaning of poetic work itself. As we see in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... cultural norms and values” in the construction of the modern body against normative, traditional parameters. My concerns in this article are the particular historical conditions of Vichy as a part of the network of contexts that surrounds the “unruliness” of the bodies in Beckett’s postwar prose...