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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Karen Leick Anti-Nazi Modernism: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction , by Spiro Mia , Northwestern University Press , 2013 . 308 pages. Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel , by Brown J. Dillon , University of Virginia Press , 2013 . 246...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of the patronage system, when Bishop settled in Key West, Florida, she was moving not to a cultural periphery but to a showpiece for government-sponsored social reform, where some of her most successful poems were stimulated by federal government policies. This productive interaction with agencies like the Federal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Annabel Williams This article argues that Rebecca West’s sustained scrutiny of imperialism tends to coincide with her theoretical and formalist approaches to fantasy, and from this arises literary innovation significant both to modernist and late modernist contexts. It demonstrates that West’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Kirstie Blair Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 41 Gypsies and Lesbian Desire: Vita Sackville-West,Violet Trefusis, and Virginia Woolf Kirstie Blair Long Barn, Knole, Richmond and Bloomsbury. All too familiar and entrapping. Either I am at home, and you are strange...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2005
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 39–71.
Published: 01 March 2001
... a patriarchal culture. When “Friendships Gallery” was first discovered, however, the sketch was quickly linked with Woolf’s better-known mock biography of an­ other female friend,Vita Sackville-West, and it has since shared a critical fate similar to Orlando’s within the Woolf canon of literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and (post)socialist histories—counters the idea that postsocialism, and especially postsocialist feminism, has remained invisible in the West, where Eastern Europe is assumed to be in the process of becoming like the West rather than representing an inherently different space, with its own set of (post...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the figure of the hyena upon which the accident is blamed, it proposes that the novel advances an indeterminate ethics of alterity that prefigures the insights of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tracing the cultural histories of the hyena in West and South Asia, as well as in England, it argues...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kathryn Van Wert This essay explores Elizabeth Bishop’s use of war and imperialism to demonstrate the power—and inherently political nature—of poetic discourse. In her rarely discussed “Little Exercise” (1946), a poem Bishop wrote while living near a military base in Key West, Florida...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Tatjana Bijelić Although massive (post)socialist migration from Eastern Europe to the West is becoming increasingly represented in post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav writing, contemporary novels on women’s experiences of immigration have received scant attention, both in their host countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Daniel Worden Authors Out Here: Fitzgerald, West, Parker, and Schulberg in Hollywood , by Cerasulo Tom , Columbia : University of South Carolina Press , 2010 . 216 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Daniel Worden Hollywood Modernism Authors Out Here: Fitzgerald...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 403–404.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Wai Chee Dimock Copyright © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 The winner of this year’s prize is Annabel Williams’s “Fantasias on National Themes: Fantasy, Space, and Imperialism in Rebecca West.” The judge is Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 526–530.
Published: 01 December 2008
...) far removed from ivory-tower aestheticism. Her readings of works by Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, Rebecca West, Henry Green, and Evelyn Waugh depict these authors as variously negotiating the impurity of their necessary World War II—era political compromises. MacKay is one of our most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 374–390.
Published: 01 September 2001
... that mongrel as I am, something prickles in me when I see the word Ashanti as with the word Warwickshire both baptising this hybrid, this West Indian. —Walcott, “What the Twilight Says” (10) D erek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1992, has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., for whom the Abolition of Slavery Act means the deaths of her immediate family members. As the Imperial Abolition of Slavery changes the political status of the West Indies from British protectorates to colonies, Antoinette suffers a child- hood without protection and an adulthood of cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
... from a biocentric jouissance. By analyzing Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts and William Carlos Williams’s Paterson through the critical lens of the “ecosublime,” we find modernist repre­ sentations of urban spaces that inform current ecocriticism in playful and exciting ways. Stories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
... line of Jonathan Greenberg’s chapter “Laughter and Fear in A Handful of Dust” is one of my favorites: “In Evelyn Waugh’s universe, life is nasty, British, and short” (70). Of course anyone writing about Waugh, Stella Gibbons, Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes or the other modernist sati- rists whom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 538–544.
Published: 01 December 2014
... ground. As the preceding summary suggests, Drabinski’s book goes much deeper than many shorter studies that have appeared in recent decades criticizing Levinas’s Eurocentrism. The central problem is that while Levinas provides a strong critique of the West as totalizing, he tends to locate...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 22–49.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in confronting the South­ west’s ancient cliff dwellings; Outland enacts the role that Cather and other tourists assume upon gazing at the ruins—that of a discoverer. By the time that The Professor’s House was published, travel advertisements for the Southwest lured potential...