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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 (2023) 69 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2023
... working-class skill appear in the art groups in the novel’s present. Such valorizations of the artist’s labor are offset both by the absorption of the former artist Jesse Detwiler into Nick Shay’s corporate workplace and by the novel’s neglect of gentrification. In turn, with Underworld ’s representations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
...William Fogarty Taking up the persistent question of poetry’s sociopolitical capacities by considering how Harrison’s poems depend on the power of local speech, this article examines how they cast his working-class northern English dialect in meter and rhyme as a way to scrutinize social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... an interracial, intergenerational homoerotics of patronage between the white widowed elder, Mrs. Dora Ellsworth, and young Black pianist, Ms. Oceola Jones. The discussion places in stark relief the patron’s erotic competition with her protégée’s working-class African American fiancé. The article also grapples...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary McGlynn Focusing on one of the most frequent and explicit targets of Thatcher’s economic policies, working-class men in traditional heavy industries, I explore representations of the dissolution of both unions and private space under Thatcher. Looking at fiction, films, and screenplays...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... humanism and antihumanism, publishing many of the major literary works cited by poststructuralist thinkers. This editorial sensibility found its roots in the class character of the press, which was headed by affluent radical Barney Rosset. Drawing on close readings of key publications, as well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... detail in The Tramp in British Literature, 1850–1950 (2021). 3 The second volume of Burnett’s (1984a , 1984b ) two-volume bibliography of working-class autobiographies, covering 1900 to 1945, is roughly the same length as the first volume, covering 1790 to 1900. 4 See, for example...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... they are afraid of being associated with the black working class, which has been exploited and defined as inferior. Their class identifications ap­ pear racial, however, because the institutions and ideologies of modern capitalism reify race as an indicator of self and social worth. As a result, 24...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 September 2021
... represents the rhetoric of uplift as marketing to the poor and working-class forms of representation and self-possession that are bound to practices of exploitation within a zero-sum capitalist economy. In their stead, though, The Girl ’s impoverished women embrace nonrepresentational forms of being, forms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
...—relations that Keynes upholds as “a necessary part of the defense of civilization from barbarism” (797). In After the Deluge, his book on the “political communal psychology” of the middle classes, Woolf critiques the Keynesian ideological assumption that the working classes “can only be kept...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of that criterion is his most famous essay, “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain”; rooting the culture of authentic blackness in the black working class, this essay also influentially faulted an emergent urban black middle class for its racial self-loathing and its aping of white aesthetic standards...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
... devotes more assiduous attention to works by authors from traditionally underrepresented populations, including Native Americans, the working class, and African Americans. Lambert defines the scope of his monograph more broadly than its title might suggest: “Because of the Depression’s tremendous inf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of working-class ethnic men and prostitutes had “by the 1910s . . . achieve[d] a legitimacy in urban life unheard of in the Victorian age” (61). On this note, Barnes, in her short article “You Can Tango” (1913), remarked on the recent “absolute elimination of the old-style dance hall with its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
...” and “Handsworth Songs.” However, in the explicatory glosses through which Rushdie has sought to project the authorial meaning of his work, his use of the term migra­ tion robs it of a certain specificity of history and class. This is especially apparent in the controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
... phenomenon. Some elements of his book are so forcefully argued that they can only bear repetition rather than commentary, such as his chapter on music hall culture. Chinitz argues that Eliot’s “Marie Lloyd” essay—an unabashed celebration of working-class art, and often seen as an anomaly in Eliot’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 298–326.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the privations of a violent working-class background in upstate N ew York, the other whose increasing desperation leads him down a path o f fury and self-destruction. The fact that, as w ith others among his protagonists, and in keeping with his title (drawn from Simone Weil), Banks gives Wade W...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... trends in the American literary Left: uncritical support for the Soviet Union and the promotion of proletarian literature, a form of social realism detailing the exploited condition of the American working class. The work of James Farrell, Richard Wright, and John Steinbeck had established...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... (2009 : 6) herself understands capital and its inherent commodification of labor as “cannibalizing” working-class Mexicana/os and Chicana/os, reducing individual workers to “imprisoned bodies of labor” in the name of “a patriarchal and capitalist currency.” As her novel decries economic and human rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... Forster, clearly, was aware o f the related domestic and imperial in­ terests that came, through the medium o f education, to focus on the values o f hard work and commitment— values, we should note, that finked em­ pire, education, social policy, and literature. T he middle classes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... In The Honor Code, Appiah recounts how Northern laborers “rankled” at the idea of being compared to slaves via the epithet of “wage slavery” and how this in part changed working class attitudes toward abolition: “they, like the slaves, labored and produced by the sweat of their brow” and so objected...