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Published: 01 June 2016
Figure 1 “The Greatest Mother in the World” ( Foringer 1918 ) Figure 1. “The Greatest Mother in the World” (Foringer 1918) More
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Jerome Meckier Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 Aldous Huxley’s Americanization o f the Brave New World Typescript Jerome Meckier hen Aldous Huxley revised the Brave New World typescript1 be­ tween 27 May and 24 August 1931, he strove to Americanize his dysto­ pia. His...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Samuel Cohen The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History , by Michaels Walter Benn , Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2004 . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 41 Reviews It’s the End of the World as We Know It The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 443–473.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Laura Frost Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Huxley’s Feelies: The Cinema of Sensation in Brave New World Laura Frost “JL T have just been, for the first time, to see and hear a picture talk,” Aldous Huxley writes in a 1929 essay called “Silence Is Golden” (Essays...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in A World of Love , a late modern picturesque interrupts the romantic emplotment of Ireland’s entry into global capitalist networks. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Irish history Irish culture landscape in literature late modernism picturesque realism twentieth century Elizabeth Bowen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Brian Gollnick Cosmopolitan Desires: Global Modernity and World Literature in Latin America , by Siskind Mariano . Evanston : Northwestern University Press , 2014 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Mariano Siskind’s Cosmopolitan Desires: Global Modernity and World...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., one lowly and inverted. The “world of humans is meant to be viewed from eye-level,” he points out, but “lift my head I’m staring into someone’s crotch” (2). Animal “knows which one hasn’t washed his balls, [and] can smell pissy gussets and shitty backsides whose faint stenches don’t carry to your nose...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Eleanor Reeds This essay reads the hidden histories of the First World War and the Algerian War of Independence in Pat Barker’s Regeneration and Assia Djebar’s Children of the New World , focusing on their representation of a feminized resistance to war that takes silence as its most powerful...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the most resonant poetic responses to World War I. Recent criticism of Spectrism understandably tends to emphasize the hoax aspects of this fascinating episode in modernist history, focusing for example on the performance of identity. Yet Bynner himself stated his genuine affirmation of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Františka Zezuláková Schormová Forget English! Orientalism and World Literatures , by Mufti Aamir R. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016 . 304 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 “World literature is Orientalism, it is inseparable from it,” remarked Aamir R. Mufti...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Ursula K. Heise New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott , by Handley George , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2007 . 448 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Ursula K. Heise Poetry and the Natures of the New World New...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Tonje Vold Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Tonje Vold How to “rise above mere nationality”: Coetzee’s Novels Youth and Slow Man in the World Republic of Letters Tonje Vold J. M. Coetzee’s work presents critical reflections on literature that circulate beyond their culture of...
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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 March 2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Jason Arthur The Global Remapping of American Literature , by Giles Paul , Princeton University Press , 2010 . 340 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Review Reviews The Worlding of American Literature The Global Remapping of American Literature by Paul Giles Princeton...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Figure 1 “The Greatest Mother in the World” ( Foringer 1918 ) Figure 1. “The Greatest Mother in the World” (Foringer 1918) ...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Ulysses , shows us how this love of fate is tied to the object-world. He first learns, in A Portrait , that words are linked to objects, and then learns that both objects and words harbor a secret significance. He learns that objects and things are not always congruent and that they possess radically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... offers us a distinctive alternate mode of thinking the relationship among critic, world, and ethos. This article summarizes Latour’s recent “compositionist” ethical thinking and uses that thinking to reread two exemplary works of modernist ethics: Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Archaïscher Torso Apollos” and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... monumentalizing tendencies that dogged it after the First World War and suggests a broader purpose for what might strike many as an antiquated poetic genre. Woolf’s critique of elegy is political, ethical, and generic, as she rewrites the terms of the genre to make visible the mourners and subjects that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... consideration of the nonhuman elements (i.e., the “things”) of Bowen’s work also gives rise to a thinking about the posthuman, which this article approaches in two ways: (1) as, quite literally, a concern about the world after humanity; and (2) as a non-anthropocentric worldview, opened up by a realization that...