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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217–236.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark Mayer This essay takes up Adrienne Rich’s unexplained assertion that Wallace Stevens’s racial and racist language is a “key to the whole” of his poetry. Focusing mostly on Stevens’s 1941 diptych “The News and the Weather,” the essay begins an anthology of critical approaches to the racial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David P. Rando Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 David Foster Wallace and Lovelessness David Foster Wallace and Lovelessness David P. Rando It has become a critical axiom that in his fiction David Foster Wallace turns irony inside out in order to express genuine emotion. “Wallace...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tony Sharpe Wallace Stevens, New York, and Modernism , Edited by Goldfarb Lisa and Eeckhout Bart , Routledge , 2012 . 184 pages. The Figure Concealed: Wallace Stevens, Music, and Valéryan Echoes , by Goldfarb Lisa , Sussex Academic Press , 2011 . 228 pages. ©...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Paul Giles Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Sentimental Posthumanism: David Foster Wallace P au l G iles I f , as Edward W. Soja argued in 1989, postmodernism involved “the re­ assertion o f a critical spatial perspective in contemporary social theory” (2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Siobhan Phillips Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 Wallace Stevens and the Mode of the Ordinary Siobhan Phillips twentieth-century poet attended more to daily routine than did Wallace Stevens.1 From a 1927 letter that outlines his schedule (Collected 941) to a 1955...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeff Wallace This article stages a process of self-conscious critical assessment and reassessment around the proposition that Samuel Beckett’s 1938 Murphy is a novel intimately concerned with peace. Building on the pacifistic orientation of the posthumanist intellectual projects of Michel Serres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... symbolists such as Wallace Stevens. The essay argues that, in contrast to the imitative earlier poems “Florida” and “Current Dreams,” “The Bight” constitutes an intimate, modern reinvigoration of the danse macabre tradition, representative of both a post-Freudian sensibility alert to psychological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., and David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers on the other—each incorporates into its writing the “electronic networks” (142) that chal- lenge modernist concepts of place. It’s no surprise that the generation whose childhood consisted of episodes of Voice  of America is less able to absorb the evolution...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of Philosophy” (1951), Wallace Stevens turns to the long and embattled relation between poetry and philosophy not in order to resolve it but, more modestly, “to consider the poetic nature of a few ideas” that give “the imagination sudden life” (Opus 267). The prepa- ration for this essay, which he would...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 272–279.
Published: 01 June 2015
... “Poem,” “life and the memory of it cramped.” How can we know the dancer from the dance indeed? “There’s an unhappy paradox about literary biographies,” says David Foster Wallace, whose middle name, like Merrill’s, was his mother’s maiden name, and who attended Merrill’s alma mater, Amherst College...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in a number of important post-boomer novels, among which include Richard Pow- ers’s Gain (1998), Jennifer Egan’s Look at Me (2001), Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections (2001), and Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days (2001), as well as various texts by the late David Foster Wallace. Although her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 521–527.
Published: 01 December 2020
... imprecisely, as metafiction. Through an analysis of such works as Don DeLillo’s The Names (1982), David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest (1996), A. M. Homes’s Music for Torching (1999), and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), Holland presents a nuanced reading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 2006
...David Jarraway Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode , by Woodland Malcolm , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2005 . 256 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Apocalypse without Apocalypse Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode by Malcolm Woodland Iowa City...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... in the background of Houser’s first two chapters. With chapter 4, which focuses on Wallace’s Infinite Jest (1996) and “disgust,” one begins to discern the logical movement of Houser’s book. Where HIV/AIDS affected the bodies of Wojnarowicz’s and Grover’s subjects and Capgras the mind of Powers’s Mark Schluter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... modernism and 123 Tom Cerasulo Ernest Hemingway’s type of rigorous professionalism: high-cultural plu- ralists (think Toni Morrison, Sandra Cisneros, N. Scott Momaday) who join high modernism to the ethnic insider voice; technomodernists (John Barth, David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Jon Kertzer Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 !4I The Course of a Particular: On the Ethics of Literary Singularity Jon Kertzer I n Wallace Stevens’s poem “The Course of a Particular,” the cry of win­ try leaves provokes a shift in mood from robust assurance that “one is part...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
... praise the modernist poems of Wil­ liam Carlos Williams for their “freshness and humor” and “fantasy” (82), yet also celebrate the “passion for philosophy” and “order” (78) in the modernist masterpieces of Wallace Stevens. W. H. Auden saw no reason to refrain from introducing politics into his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
...: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry (2015), poets such as Adrienne Rich, Mark Doty, James Merrill, and Jorie Graham remain inescapably the pale epigoni of T. S. Eliot or Wallace Stevens; or, in Jeremy Green’s Late Postmodernism: American Fiction at the Millennium (2005), novelists...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 367–390.
Published: 01 December 2006
...”— the conclusion of a progression toward, in Wallace Stevens’s terms, the “immaculate beginning” (Collected Poems 382) of a self that is “nothing himself” (10). Thus, the narrator of “The Untelling” begins by understanding his selfhood in terms of concrete memories of lived experience...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... be made for the predictive or, perhaps, programmatic power of David Foster Wallace’s 1993 essay “E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction.” In this essay, Wallace posits a shift away from the postmodern irony of authors such as Don DeLillo, Mark Leyner, and Thomas Pynchon and towards...