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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 (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 (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 (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 (2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Patrick J. Chura “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 and unproduced plays...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... roughly triples between 1890 and 1980” (2014, 7). 2 On the causes of this trend, they are less certain. But they hazard a guess informed by their observation that the trend does not exist in print culture generally or in the work of historians: “It’s reasonable to speculate that the rising importance...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Marie Franco Offering a queer reading of Gravity’s Rainbow , this project reevaluates the sexual politics and narrative poetics at work in Thomas Pynchon’s paradigmatic postmodernist novel. Moving beyond a thematic reading of sexuality, the article articulates the unacknowledged theoretical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Matthew Sandler This paper poses the work of Gertrude Stein as a challenge to contemporary scholarship centered on theories of failure. Demonstrating that Stein’s notion of failure as a precondition for success derived from nineteenth-century selfhelp books, I follow her work with this paradox from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Cheryl Alison In 1952, Ralph Ellison published Invisible Man to acclaim, though the novel’s subterranean ending has inspired critical debate. For over forty years afterward, he worked on his second novel, unfinished when he died in 1994. This article considers what was at stake for Ellison both...