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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Peggy Samuels Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 w Verse as Deep Surface: Elizabeth Bishop’s New Poetics, 1938—39 Peggy Samuels I n the years that I have been reading Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry and the scholarship that has grown up around it, two remarks stand out as almost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Fiona Green This article focuses on the poems Marianne Moore wrote during and between visits to Virginia in the mid-1930s that were published in The Pangolin and Other Verse (1936). Prompted by an exchange of letters between Moore and Ezra Pound in 1935, the essay considers relationships between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
... in general and Harrison scholarship in particular often place demotic registers in opposition to traditional verse forms, this article argues that it is precisely the working relationships Harrison finds between verse forms and speech forms that upend hierarchies in his poetry, making new music out of local...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Chad Bennett This article reveals the formative interplay between the queer art of gossip and poetic practice in James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover , a sprawling verse trilogy composed with the unlikely assistance of a Ouija board. The poem’s extensive gossip with the dead is often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 339–361.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Neil ten Kortenaar Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w Fearful Symmetry: Salman Rushdie and Prophetic Newness Neil ten Kortenaar I n Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses a disembodied voice asks, “How does newness come into the world? How is it born?” (8).The question...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of modernism in literature and anthropology. It witnesses the appearance of not only Hulme’s “Complete Poetical Works,” Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Marinetti’s “First Technical Manifesto of Futurist Literature,” Pound’s Ripostes, Stein’s verse portraits “Henri Matisse” and “Pablo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... between the wars. Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing argues that verse drama, the bullfight, and the Catholic Mass provide the ritual tools and sacred spaces whereby modernist writers defined, tested, suspended, and potentially harmonized a host of apparent opposites, most notably...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
... critical questions that good poetry poses. Here proper criticism will always be resistant to categorization, just as in fact it will always be capable of convincing for- mal analysis of verse. If poetry raises fundamental questions for criticism, it’s true also that as far as poetic form...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... patriarchy)” (4-5). Women’s poetry that does not overtly challenge patriarchy—women’s poetry that dares to be about anything other than women—remains largely un-anthologized, and thus largely unread. Positioned as “canonical outsiders,” women have found their verse ignored as well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Shailja Sharma Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 Salman Rushdie: The Ambivalence of Migrancy Shailja Sharma I n her essay on The Satanic Verses, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak tempo­ rarily brackets her discussion of the Rushdie affair in order to “attempt the impossible: a reading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
... departure from traditional forms: “Eliot needed to attack the authority of the iambic pentameter line. He needed to recon- figure the canon while insisting, against the grain of Georgian sensibility, on his relation to it” (137). Oser adds that “when he wanted to, Eliot wrote brilliant formal verse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Jeff Westover The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse , by Phillips Siobhan , Columbia University Press , 2010 . 319 pages. 2012 Jeff  Westover The Grace of the Daily The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... chiefly writing free verse” (“An Interview” 45). Brooks’s de- bate with herself about the ballad was only one instance of a much larger examination of poetic forms she undertook when she became radicalized about African American identity and culture in 1967. That year Brooks at- tended the Second...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 292–323.
Published: 01 September 2002
... by Geoffrey Grigson for the O ctober 1934 edition o f New Verse. R espond­ ing to the question “D o you take your stand w ith any political or politi­ co-econom ic party or creed M acNeice answered, “N o. In weaker moments I wish I could” (Criticism 4). Literary historians have taken...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 431–443.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to the political dynamics of the 1980s than to Rushdie’s own work) it was The Satanic Verses and the storm around it that provoked more discussions, in more countries, about the status of the literary than perhaps any other work of our time. The 1993 French publication Pour Rushdie: Cent intel­ lectuels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... oriented, however, there is a decisive shift in his post-dissertation poetry away from philosophical expressionism. Ronald Bush observes that the verses Eliot composed in the early teens represent the poet’s initial grappling with philosophical questions he would later address in a more disciplinarily...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 393–410.
Published: 01 December 2019
... work. And gone, too, was their derivative bent, as, no longer beholden to her male predecessors and contemporaries, Rich was able to find liberty in the free verse line. “In tone and style, the new poetry is far freer,” Cheri Langdell (2004 : 42) observes: “The poem here is not a means of containment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 377–384.
Published: 01 December 2017
... particular historical moment has come, with passing time, to seem ever more complex. With conceptions of modernism reworked and contested, critical practice has generated multiple ways of resituating Moore’s verse. The historicist turn in literary studies has had a particular impact on work in this period...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 96–103.
Published: 01 March 2016
... at least avoided the traditional jargon prescribed for translators: she has turned Euripides into English verse which can be taken seriously, verse of our own time, as modern as was Swinburne’s when it appeared” (I 493). His comments are not all affirmative—he goes on to critique her verse for being “too...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 181–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and somewhat cantankerous verse—its aristocratic sympathies and patrician tone, its hint of a distasteful Orientalism and curdled de- 185 Bianca Leggett piction of “shrill” women—with characteristic energy and thoroughness. Spencer’s meticulous close readings, sensitive ear, and suggestive medita...