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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Daniel Aureliano Newman Midcentury Suspension: Literature and Feeling in the Wake of World War II , by Seiler Claire . New York : Columbia University Press , 2020 . 290 pages. © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 In The Sense of an Ending (1967), based on his 1965 Mary Flexner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Tom Henthorne Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 '41 “Stench!”Arnold Bennetts End and the Beginning of Finnegans Wake Tom Henthorne [Arnold Bennett] said that nothing was so insular and absurd as to suppose that the ordinary water of Paris, indeed of France...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... upon a paradoxical construction of Scotland as both a primitive colonial hinterland and an utterly familiar, necessary component of British identity in the wake of Irish independence. Woolf repeatedly compares Scott’s narrative scope and “talkative” characters to an ungovernable sea, figuring what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Edward Allen With reference to a vinyl record, some unpublished letters, and a series of reading scripts, this essay reconstructs the circumstances of a trip Marianne Moore made to Harvard in December 1941. Her trip to Cambridge followed closely in the wake of Roosevelt’s declaration of war...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
... carnivalesque holiday called the “wakes” serves as the backdrop to a flirtatious exchange between Sophia and the traveling salesman: “I see it’s your wakes here,” said he. He was polite to the wakes; but now, with the least in­ flection in the world, he put the wakes at its proper level...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 391–413.
Published: 01 December 2005
... hits Stephen at the end of “Circe” but does not fully collapse it, and Stephen never does reconcile himself with Yeats. However, by looking at Joyce’s conflation of Yeats with St. Kevin the eremite in Finnegans Wake, we see that the end of Ulysses does not mark the culmina­ tion of Yeats-related...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
...), articulate a oneness that binds difference and Twentieth-Century Literature 48.4 Winter 2002 461 Thaine Stearns unifies oppositions; and that stance appealed to Joyce. He draws upon her ideas in Finnegans Wake, where he figures Marsden as the source of resolution for a parodic metaphysical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 June 2001
... influence on subsequent writers.2 In other words, we know a lot more about Joyce’s debt to Homeric myth in Ulysses or to the Egyptian Book of the Dead in Finnegans Wake than we know about his significance for contemporary writers from Africa, Asia, or South America. Similarly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., conference panels, and literature courses on environmental topics have grown at an exponential rate in the wake of Scott Slovic’s Seeking Awareness, Lawrence Buell’s The Envi­ ronmental Imagination, Cheryll Glotfelty’s The Ecocriticism Reader, and the emergence of the Association...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
... monsters, as the “idealization of monsters does not promote tolerance for Otherness; on the contrary, it reifies a scenario in which the human species turns against itself.” In the effort to humanize Hannibal, Hannibal Rising leaves very few humans in its postwar wake. Instead, Lecter’s world is peopled...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
... in the nationalist confusions that he wrote about. Lowry imagines the nation-state from the perspective of someone who has personal knowledge of the compli­ cations that stem from visa restrictions. In a detailed letter written in the wake of his visa problems, he complains about the ways in which, in his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
... were inclined to think well of its successor, Finnegan’s Wake, in spite of the fact that they had no desire to wrestle with it. In fact, the frequent, loudly sounded expressions of outrage and incomprehension allowed modernist artists and their celebrants to mock the philistine, stiff­ necked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 709–719.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of “depth,” a classic dimension of aesthetic experience (think of having one’s eye drawn down by Bruegel’s steeply pitched hills and snowy roofs to the tiny cavorting ice-skaters “within” the canvas of Hunters in the Snow, for instance) that many a post- Cubist artist simply renounced in the wake...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
... to Finnegans Wake, where the language both emanates from and constructs the first book’s central immobile body, from “humptyhillhead” to “tumptytumtoes” (3.20–21).28 The kinesthetic play that makes these words mime the physical features they describe also gives body to Stephen’s “lips lipped...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to the care of herds and crops. Plagued by relentless duties, he sinks to a drunken “sod.” His “hobnailed wake” reveals a friendless man whose perfunctory mourners do not even bother to change their work boots. Such innuendoes are not important because they are true or false but because they enact...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to blush unseen And waste its fragrance on the desert air. (127) A further moral authority is conferred on the waking speaker by our sense of his or her self-denial. Vigils have a time-honoured religious sanction both pagan (the Pervigilium Veneris) and Christian (Jesus’s in Gethsemane...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...,” attempts to link two otherwise seldom associated texts in terms of Nor- man’s neo-segregation analytic. As the “iconic” late fiftiesRaisin in the Sun portrays segregation and desegregation, Hansberry’s play “emerges as the salt point between segregation and neo-segregation narratives in the wake...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., and the third-person narrator of the story enacts this recklessness in the pace of the prose. To grasp just how distinctive Moore’s prose is, recall the literary context out of which her short stories emerged, in particular the ways in which the short story had developed in the wake of minimalism. Like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., and sooner or later it has to be attended to. Yet the attention criticism needs to give to form in poetry is not something that can be straightforwardly supplied. In the wake of decades of disciplinary fashion, in which professional writing about poetry has ridden (and too often gone under) wave...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
...-41). As evidence of postbellum efforts to sanctify US geography, Giles reminds us that while Florida and New Orleans “were bartered and traded quite happily in the early nineteenth century,” this way of paying national debt became un- thinkable in the wake of the Civil War. The endurance...