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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Emily J. Orlando This essay examines Harlem Renaissance novelist Nella Larsen’s career-long conversation with the fiction of Edith Wharton. Although Larsen cared little for the suggestion that she “had gone to Mrs. Wharton for her lessons in writing,” likely because the comparison cast doubt on the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Nir Evron This article examines a tension in Edith Wharton’s social ideal between the conflicting virtues of reverence and curiosity. Wharton, it shows, was quite conscious of the potential clash between the centripetal claims of tradition and the centrifugal tendencies of inquisitive individualism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Carol J. Singley Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Ul Race, Culture, Nation: Edith Wharton and Ernest Renan Carol J. Singley A n avid reader, Edith Wharton devoured volumes of philosophy and religion. As R. W B. Lewis observes in his biography, she owned more books on religion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 137–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jill Kress Karn Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts , by Orlando Emily J. , Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press , 2007 . 250 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Edith Wharton and Victorian Visual Culture Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts by Emily J. Orlando Tuscaloosa...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Gary Totten Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Gary Totten “Inhospitable Splendour”: Spectacles of Consumer Culture and Race in Wharton’s Summer Gary Totten In her posthumously published essay “A Little Girl’s New York” (1937), Edith Wharton refers to her mother, Lucretia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ann Mattis Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Gothic Interiority and Servants in Wharton’s A Backward Glance and “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” Gothic Interiority and Servants in Wharton’s A Backward Glance and “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” Ann Mattis In the “Autobiographical Postscript” to a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 582–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Regina Martin Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Regina Martin The Drama of Gender and Genre in Edith Wharton’s Realism Regina Martin Edith Wharton’s depiction of the socially ambitious Undine Spragg’s peregrinations through New York and French “society” suggests that The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... little things, and the coexistence of the monu­ mentally official with the “the most beautiful commonplace culture there has ever been.” Carol Singley’s contribution concerns another, even more unreserved, champion of France, Edith Wharton, who—the idea boggles today— wrote French Ways...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., Carol J. “Race, Culture, Nation: Edith Wharton and Ernest Renan” 49.1 (2003): 32-45 Smith, Craig. “Across the Widest Gulf: Nonhuman Subjectivity in Virginia Woolf’s Flush. ” 48.3 (2002): 348-361 Smith, Stevie. See Najarian Spender, Stephen. See Brown Stanfield, Paul Scott. “‘This...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 514–525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... texts. Thus, for example, the odd and repeated reference to novelists as theorists: “Melville theorizes poverty as a social state” pressuring individuals to deny degrees of agency (45); “Wharton and Wright develop surprisingly similar theories of pov­ erty” (149).Thus too perhaps, though more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., Mariama. See Campbell Barbusse, Henri. See Miller, Eugene E. Bataille, Georges. Seejohnson Beckett, Samuel. See Gontarski Benert, Annette Larson. “Edith Wharton at War: Civilized Space in Troubled Times.” 42.3 (1996): 322-43 Bendey, Paul. “Depression and Ted Hughes’s Crow, or through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... opportunities afforded by the hotel setting. Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and E. M. Forster, and other British modern- ists, were taken with hotels, as were their American counterparts—writers like Henry James, a self-proclaimed “hotel child,” Sinclair Lewis, and Edith Wharton—and Continental writers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 369–376.
Published: 01 June 2013
... physical and theologi- cal environment,”16 comes to see Hawthorne as the truly great American prose writer for the reason of his deeper understanding of things spiritual: The only question I raise is whether Hawthorne is right to mention in the same sentence as James and Mrs Wharton. He...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... social problems of modernity as moral problems to be confronted at the level of the individual. This focus produces a fascinating alternative literary lineage. Instead of the conventional 1920s roster, for example, of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner supplemented by Wharton, Dreiser, and in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
... for dialogue” (169). In his full and illuminating discussion of the history of dialogue, Lamb applauds the achievement of James and Wharton, but through trenchant analysis of a representative passage from The Portrait of a Lady he shows that for these writers dialogue was complementary and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
...: Theodore Dreiser, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Sinclair Lewis, Claude McKay, Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, William Carlos Williams, Floyd Dell, John Dos Passos, Josephine Herbst, Meridel Le Sueur, Ruth McKenney, Tess Slesinger, Agnes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... De Vries, Charles Davenport), fiction writers (London and Frank Norris, but also Edith Wharton), sociologists (Veblen, G. Stanley Hall), and turn-of-the- century industrialists (Leland Stanford). The presiding figure is David Starr Jordan, a well-known ichthyologist and eugenicist, founder of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 96–103.
Published: 01 March 2016
... fellow writers during the period in which high modernism came into being. And Eliot commented on almost all of them—Ezra Pound, of course; James Joyce, H.D., William Butler Yeats, Edith Wharton, Edith Sitwell, Wyndham Lewis, and the Georgians, among others; and some of the poets of France. It is clear...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., another is provided by the automobile itself. Unlike the train, the automobile allows one to choose one’s own course; as Edith Wharton puts it, the automobile provides for the traveler freedom “from all the compulsions and contacts of the railway, the bondage to fixed hours and the beaten track” (1909, 1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Katherine Peabody Loring and burning the copies she made for them; when it comes time to publish William’s letters, and Henry actually loses a bunch of them, much to his nephew’s dismay; when Edith Wharton and Edmund Gosse square off against the Jameses in the contest over the choice of edi- tor of...