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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Greg Chase In the opening paragraph of their introduction, the editors write that Wittgenstein’s thought sheds light on “modernism as a historical period, an aesthetic style, and a philosophical worldview” (1). While the essays in the collection yield admirable insights into the latter two terms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Ben Leubner Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 w Bedrock, Erosion, and Form: Jorie Graham and Wittgenstein Ben Leubner Few phenomena gave me more delight than to observe the forms which thawing sand and clay assume in flowing down the sides of a deep cut...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Greg Chase Where Addie Bundren’s bitter statement in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying that “words are no good” has often been read as concerning the universal shortcomings of language, this article turns to the philosophy of Faulkner’s contemporary Ludwig Wittgenstein for a more context-specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
...John Gibson Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience , by Altieri Charles . Cornell University Press , 2015 . 262 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 This is an ambitious book. Its goal is to offer a reenchantment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 150–158.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of such a distinction—really more like an acknowl- edgment, since it is predicated on non-distinction—gets elaborated in a very complex argument about the figure of Robinson Crusoe in Op- pen’s “Of Being Numerous,” in Marx, and in Saul Kripke’s reading of Wittgenstein’s “private language” argument. Since...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and Value’s own tracing of philosophical influence, aesthetic response, and strangely covered tracks. Correspondingly, the era ends once such erasures can themselves be represented in the published fictions: asEnd Zone closes, a student sees wall-space where he imagines a poster of Wittgenstein used...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
...) proposes a connection between Wittgenstein’s “longing for a clear view and his passion for detective novels.” However, as I’ve suggested, for Davis, this “clear view” ( übersichtliche Darstellung , which is also translated as the “surveyable representation”) provided by grammar can only be achieved through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sea. God had created living things, but man had to annihilate them. Not until then did they take on meaning for him, and he in turn created them out of the death into which they had disappeared. ( Blanchot 1995 : 322–23) Bachmann herself was very fond of quoting Wittgenstein’s famous dictum...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Wilfrid Sellars, John Dewey, andW.V. O. Quine. These approaches begin from a perspective that Sellars refers to as the “manifest image”: our folk psy­ chological tendency to attribute agency to embodied persons acting in vaguely defined and constantly shifting social networks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., in their understanding, language encodes what Wittgenstein calls “forms of life,” and novels are the best places to go to find the representations of such forms. In saying this, I want to insist that The Names is not a mere “example” of the conceptual scheme of ordinary-language philosophy (indeed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of bivalence may not apply to the objects and events described in a joke, and the sentences may not have truth-values attached to them, but jokes clearly can have pragmatic effects on people and the world. To recall a remark from Wittgenstein (whose work makes ample use of Zoe-like verbal ab­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Husserl was also coming to discover in his own investigations, there is no reality beyond experience—experience is reality. 3 Stumbling on an insight that would condition the future work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Eliot goes on to explain that the only reason the philosopher is burdened with the task...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2014
... return). The novel incorporates newspaper articles, as well 157 Karen Jacobs as references to texts by writers such as Nabokov and Wittgenstein, and it reproduces the diaries of two characters: Ambrose Adelwarth’s Agenda Book for 1913, some of the pages of which are blank (126-45...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 329–362.
Published: 01 September 2023
... away from its traditional concerns and questions. Beckett was placed on equal footing with the chief architects of the linguistic turn—Ludwig Wittgenstein, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida—and lauded as the bearer of the most advanced tendencies in contemporary thought ( Begam 2002 : 33...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Fiction 13.2 (1993): 216-34. Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. New York: Columbia UP, 1985. van Ewijk, Petrus. “‘I’ and the ‘Other’: The Relevance of  Wittgenstein, Buber and Levinas for an Understanding of AA’s Recovery...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... . Perelman Bob . 1994 . The Trouble with Genius: Reading Pound, Joyce, Stein, and Zukofsky . Berkeley : University of California Press . Perloff Marjorie . 1999 . Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary . Chicago : University of Chicago Press...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of Fascism . New York : Knopf . Perloff Marjorie . 1996 . “ Witt-Watt: The Language of Resistance/The Resistance of Language .” In Wittgenstein’s Ladder , 115 – 44 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Perloff Marjorie . 2005 . “ In Love with Hiding: Samuel Beckett’s War...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (2): 173–189.
Published: 01 June 2024
... . Chase Greg . 2017 . “ Acknowledging Addie’s Pain: Language, Wittgenstein, and As I Lay Dying .” Twentieth-Century Literature 63 , no. 2 : 167 – 90 . Chaze Elliott . 1961 . “ Visit to Two-Finger Typist .” LIFE , July 14 , 11 – 12 . Cohn Dorrit . 1978 . Transparent Minds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
... George . Orlando : Harcourt . Perloff Marjorie . 1996 . Wittgenstein’s Ladder . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Rawlinson Mark . 2000 . British Writing of the Second World War . Oxford, UK : Clarendon . Republic of Ireland . 1939 . First Amendment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 126–156.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., or of reading at an accelerated pace. Meyer cites Wittgenstein’s Culture and Value in support of his claim: “I really want my copious punctuation marks to slow down the speed of read- ing. Because I should like to be read slowly” (16). But Stein’s approach is arguably often the inverse—by minimizing...