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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Finch—is articulated in part by snobbish opposition to what she deems to be “white trash” attitudes. In this way Lee’s critique of a steeply stratified southern society is compromised by her transferring the symbolic rhetoric of defilement from a racial “other” to a class “other” assumed to be racist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
... art cannot separate itself from trash: at such a point, you will agree, the question turns from a ques­ tion of disposing of this “trash” to a question of appreciating its 124 Disastrous Aesthetics: Irony, Ethics, and Gender in Barthelme’s Snow White qualities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture , edited by Davis Rocio Aurell Jaume Delgado Ana , 115 – 31 . New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction . Taylor Kristine . 2015 . “ Untimely Subjects: White Trash and the Making of Racial Innocence in the Postwar South .” American Quarterly 67...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
... . White Male Nostalgia in Contemporary North American Literature . London : Palgrave . Evans David H. 2006 . “ Taking Out the Trash: Don DeLillo’s Underworld, Liquid Modernity, and the End of Garbage .” Cambridge Quarterly 35 , no. 2 : 103 – 32 . Federici Silvia . 1975...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
... fear. . . . ‘You get offen him,’ she said. ‘You white-trash! Rags on your faces’” (376; italics mine). Roberts turns black to white and vice versa: Jasper is a “white shape” in the “dark of the mud” that later in the sentence becomes the “white of the mud,” as though Jasper himself whitens the medium...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of Coetzee’s novels” (26). This is followed by two chapters on Nadine Gordimer’s stories and novels: “Leaving the House of the White Race,” which traces Gordimer’s “time-honored strategy of ungrounding any notion of domestic normality” (69), and “O f Trespass­ ers and Trash,” which uses Michel de...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of the speech typed on a piece of paper that Arturo has thrown in the trash, tells him “I think it should definitely be part of the book.”8 Yet,  even as Arturo’s alleged re- sistance to whiteness and assimilation is emphasized, it seems false in light of the many ways the film suggests that Arturo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 709–719.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and the culture. If you aren’t, it feels wrong. (84) Lacking recourse to an “agreed-on aesthetic principle,” Schjeldahl stops just shy of calling the Bristol-born Hirst’s “grid arrangements of colored disks, in household gloss paint, on white grounds” a cut-and-dry con— though he does not restrain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2023
... in the 1960s, Aaron Derosa (2018 : 70) makes a similar case by focusing on the question of consumption: If White Noise ironizes the quest for self-creation as something already subsumed within the marketplace, the reluctant, reclusive artist that struggles against this impulse is a consistent trope...
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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 (2003) 49 (1): 82–102.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the output of essayists (for example, Adam Gop- nik, David Sedaris), memoirists (for example, Art Buchwald, Edmund White), and, especially, novelists (for example, Diane Johnson, Claire Mes- sud, Edmund White, Lily King). The contributions of these last mark the emergence of what can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in search of this strange man, Tallis, only to find that he had retreated from the world to the Mojave Desert, where he died six weeks before his scenario was rescued from the studio trash. The narra­ tor decides to “print the text of ‘Ape and Essence’ as I found it, without change and without...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... “white” here is an important qualification. Thatcherism works to marginalize working-class white men who had been considered crucial to consensus government midcentury. While, as Michael Young (2001) notes about the idea of meritocracy he first satirized in 1958, the two most influential members...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
...” of agricultural bountifulness. And it is by means of spectrality that Viramontes expresses this “hidden history,” documenting the hauntings of dead labor and making legible once again the systemic erasure of “imprisoned bodies,” racialized and exploited, from the shimmering white surfaces of commodity culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 27–58.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., this summary interpretation of the unnamed book clearly does not fit the stance of either Ibsen or George Meredith toward his central characters.14 Finding such books in Rachel’s room at the villa later in the novel, Terence calls them “trash” and tells his fiancée she is “behind the 38 Virginia...