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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 impressively...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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, massacre...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 the imperative that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 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 shown...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 took to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 of words...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 pages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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: Hemingway, Craft...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... writing in general and particular works of fiction. Sarduy’s Cobra and the criticism around it manifest the potential benefits of such a cross-disciplinary engagement. Although most critics have taken the novel to embody “Buddhist” themes, few have critically engaged the literature on Buddhism to see what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeffrey Severs Drawing on archival sources, I argue that the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (also known as Century 21) was an important source for Thomas Pynchon’s surreal depictions of the Raketen-Stadt in Gravity’s Rainbow . Accounts of the influence of Seattle on Pynchon have been limited to his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 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 in...