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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 29 For Jane’s encounter with Richard as a kind of fairy tale, see Ellman 2003 , 186; for a self-confessed “sentimental” reading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Brian Gollnick Without a doubt, Mariano Siskind is the voice I would want to represent Latin America at the next MLA roundtable discussion on world literature. His book is exceptionally clear, convincingly erudite, and broadly appealing. What Siskind has not convinced me of, at least not yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the Covid-19 pandemic. In any case Seiler has added something crucial to Kermode’s midcentury argument about the sense of an ending. In Kermode’s account of modernity, the end is baked into the feeling of being in the middle. Seiler, as I read her book, suggests that after the Second World War, the end...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 483–490.
Published: 01 December 2021
... a volume the size of A Whole World ; but a selection of early letters illuminate his Oedipal relations with his disapproving mother. She reacted furiously to learning of his affair with Kimon Friar, insisting on therapy and a complete breakup. Later she destroyed her son’s letters from friends in the near...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... 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.” Even as his posture helps...
Published: 01 June 2016
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of 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 anthology’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 299–305.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Meltem Gürle Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature , by Fisk Gloria . New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 . 280 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 Gloria Fisk’s Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature (2018) is a timely book, not only because...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Judith . 2010 . Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? London : Verso . Campbell James . 1999 . “ Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First World War Poetry Criticism .” New Literary History 30 , no. 1 : 203 – 15 . Cole Sarah . 2009 . “ People in War .” In The Cambridge...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Sarah E. Cornish The World War II diary A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City (2005) documents one woman’s story of survival in the spring of 1945 in Berlin, during which upward of 130,000 women were raped by soldiers of the Red Army. First, this essay introduces the politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
... fiction. Drawing on contemporary critiques of intimacy by Lauren Berlant and Leo Bersani, I argue that sociality in Woolf’s writing is an unhealing scar, a problem of subject-world relation that necessarily persists, but that in doing so, stimulates Woolf’s formal inventiveness. Registering impersonal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...