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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 414–436.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Ryan Hibbett Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Imagining Ted Hughes: Authorship, Authenticity, and the Symbolic Work of Collected Poems Ryan Hibbett T e d Hughes’s recently published Collected Poems runs 1331 pages, the table of contents alone taking 29. It sits...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Juliana Chang War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work , by Schlund-Vials Cathy J. . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2012 . 243 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 As our everyday attention grows saturated by media reports of bloodshed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Megan Obourn Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Megan Obourn Early Civil Rights “Voice Work” in Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston Megan Obourn The differences between Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston are both well known and highly exaggerated. Though they mutually...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Eric Strand Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Eric Strand The Last Frontier: Burroughs’s Early Work and International Tourism Eric Strand William S. Burroughs’s image as a subversive avant-garde writer, uncompromisingly contesting all forms of social control, has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 370–375.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Matthew Gannon The Work of Difference: Modernism, Romanticism, and the Production of Literary Form , by Wasser Audrey . Fordham University Press , 2016 . 216 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 In his call for artists to “make it new,” Ezra Pound voiced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Aidan Wasley Auden at Work , edited by Costello Bonnie Galvin Rachel . New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2015 . 309 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 At the Women’s March in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Madonna...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Andrew Strombeck This article reads Don DeLillo’s Underworld (1997) as scrutinizing the relationship between art and deskilled labor in the period from 1973 through 1997. Examining a relatively understudied set of chapters set in the 1970s, it considers them in the context of theoretical work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Alex Wermer-Colan Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 The Autobiographical Ploy in William S. Burroughs’s Early Work Implicating the Confessor:  The Autobiographical Ploy in William S. Burroughs’s Early Work Alex Wermer-Colan A final glossary, therefore, cannot be made...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samuel Cohen The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction 1962–2007 , by Bachner Sally , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2011 . 172 pages. Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (1995–2010) , by Pozorski Aimee , New York : Continuum , 2011 . 175...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Donald A. Daiker Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story , by Lamb Robert Paul , Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 2010 . 273 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review How a Hemingway Story Works Art Matters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Patrick J. Chura Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 “Vital Contact”: Eugene O ’Neill and the Working Class Patrick J. Churn O ’Neill entered upon the scene as one darkly handsome sailor with burning eyes and burning ambition, with undiscovered tal­ ent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Noreen Masud Critics of Stevie Smith’s work often lean on the word “flat.” Usually, the term is meant to evoke Smith’s “simplicity” and lack of ornamentation, her refusal to lift into “poetic resonance,” or her unreadable tone. This essay attends more closely to flatness in Smith’s work, exploring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jelena Šesnić The article examines the emergence of new post–Cold War geopolitical imaginaries in the creative work of Croatian American writers Josip Novakovich and Neda Miranda Blažević-Krietzman. This work addresses memories of (post)socialism, develops transnationalized images of the wars...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Lola Boorman Critics have always struggled to situate the work of short story writer and translator Lydia Davis within wider trends in postwar and contemporary literature. Paying particular attention to a group of Davis’s “grammar stories,” this essay reads Davis’s fiction as Wittgensteinian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Brian Gingrich This article locates the place of Willa Cather’s work in literary history by revealing its relation to a central tradition of aesthetics. If at times her work has seemed to waver between romanticism and realism, if today it seems destined to be associated with modernism, yet another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sam Wiseman Through her work, the Dorset-born Mary Butts (1890–1937) expresses a quintessentially modernist tension between a deep sense of attachment to rural England and the allure of cosmopolitan modernity. This article argues that the adventure and power promised by the latter inform Butts’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... how the poem unites the key elements of danse macabre —skeletal imagery, musical procession, grisly humor—with apprehensions of the absent mother, an approach founded upon but aesthetically distinct from original symboliste works such as Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal , or the work of American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 57–74.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Christopher Laverty This essay examines the influence of Elizabeth Bishop on Seamus Heaney’s poetics in the 1980s and 1990s as he became a global poet. She stands as a unique and overlooked exemplar in Heaney’s poetic pantheon. His reading of Bishop’s work, for all its limitations, nonetheless...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 323–352.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Marc Farrant J. M. Coetzee’s 1969 dissertation on Samuel Beckett, which remains unpublished, has been addressed variously within Coetzee studies, but we have not yet appreciated the close relation between this extraordinary postgraduate work and Coetzee’s later fiction. This is partly because...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 365–388.
Published: 01 December 2022
... engagement with German, an engagement that extends all the way to the six poems she wrote about the untimely death of her German-born father. Taking that early work seriously, then, this essay explores the relationship between mourning and translation in Plath’s work from the Rilke translation through...