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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mollie Godfrey Abandoning the Black Hero: Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel , by Charles John , Rutgers University Press , 2012 . 280 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Reviews “White-Life” Literature Reconsidered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... publications, white-collar masochists styled themselves as revolutionary suicides or self-destructive saboteurs squandering the human capital of the organizations in which they worked. Nevertheless, this imaginative solution failed to overcome the press’s own class contradictions, which came to a head during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Adrienne Brown Beginning with a comparison of Virginia Woolf ’s vision of passing a “fine negress” in “A Room of One’s Own” (1929) to Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to allow white women to pass her without some roughhousing in her 1928 essay, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” this essay grapples...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Steve Vine Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Steve Vine Sublime Anamnesis: Hysteria and Temporality in Thomas’s The White Hotel Steve Vine Hysterics suffer mainly from reminiscences. —Sigmund Freud (Breuer and Freud 58) In his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Catherine Gunther Kodat Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 To “Flash White Light from Ebony”: The Problem of Modernism in Jean Toomer’s Cane Catherine Gunther Kodat The mirror stage is a drama whose internal thrust is precipitated from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Jeffrey T. Nealon Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 HI Disastrous Aesthetics: Irony, Ethics, and Gender in Barthelme s Snow White Jeffrey T. Nealon The observer ought to be an amorist. —Kierkegaard (47) F ro m...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 147–176.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Taylor Johnston-Levy This article explores how antiracism cultivates happiness among white subjects and how that emotion alienates people of color. It argues that a cohort of twentieth-century African American writers critiqued this happy antiracism in their fiction, examining Richard Wright’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Matthew Elliott Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Matthew Elliott John Fante’s Ask the Dust and Fictions of  Whiteness Matthew Elliott “I could never become one of them,” Arturo Bandini declares at the end of Robert Towne’s 2006 film version of John Fante’s 1939 novel Ask...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 322–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gillian White © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Gillian White Readerly Contingency in Bishop’s Journals and Early Prose Gillian White The poet may mean more than he knew. —William Empson (Letters 215) In 1938 Marianne Moore criticized...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White This essay presents the textual history of Moore’s “lost” poem “Pigeons” and argues for the poem’s importance in unifying two major strains of Moore criticism: that pertaining to her Protestant faith, and that pertaining to her careful reading of Darwin. The essay suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 377–384.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White; Fiona Green Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Marianne Moore at home, during a photo shoot for a feature in Life , 1953. Copyright Jean Bubley and Estate of Esther Bubley Marianne Moore at home, during a photo shoot for a feature in Life, 1953. Copyright Jean...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Heather Cass White The Book of Ephraim , by Merrill James . Annotated and introduced by Yenser Stephen . New York : Knopf , 2018 . 203 pages. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 A good edition of a writer’s work creates its own sense of necessity. If a reader, holding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 341–370.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Luke Carson; Heather Cass White Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Marianne Moore’s “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks” Difficult Ground: Poetic Renunciation in Marianne Moore’s “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks” Luke Carson and Heather Cass White...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Heather Cass White Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 HI Elizabeth Bishop s Calling Heather Cass White Call evidently marks a distance. Unlike a whisper or a murmur, or even plain speaking, it puts space between the calling one and the called not merely to emphasize...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Leslie White Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Vital Disconnection in Howards End Leslie White I n the final scenes of Howards End, Schlegels are ascendant and Wilcoxes shamed and acquiescent. For many readers, however, the novel’s compet­ ing impulses are resolved...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217–236.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Stevens, the language of which has been read as a device by which white protagonism defines itself in opposition to characteristics marked as “black,” as a “blackface” critique of white gentility, and as a melancholic attempt to locate the limits of the white imagination. Reviewing and critiquing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... maturity and political liberty constitute the core features of a mythologized Anglo-Saxon racial inheritance, one shared by her novel’s white characters, and over the course of the novel, as its protagonist Jean Louise Finch rejects psychologically stunted and politically naive colorblind liberalism, she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
...-system that undergirds this “everyday.” Turning to DeLillo’s depiction of the Cold War kitchen in Underworld (1997) and consumerist detritus in White Noise (1985), this article reveals how the novels foreground the exploited labor and land required to sustain accumulation and the toxic consequences...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Rafael Walker In considering fictions centered on characters of mixed Black-and-white parentage, critics tend to assimilate these stories into African American literary paradigms—in much the same way that, in real life, America considers biracial people as simply black. Working against...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to histories of racial profiling and respectability politics, it analyzes how profile epistemology remains dependent on white supremacy, demonstrating how critical race theory, affect theory, and poetry can open up forms of oppositional looking to undermine the ostensible objectivity of data. Copyright ©...