1-20 of 134 Search Results for


Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
...). The following suggests that Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises is much more narrator Jake Barnes’s memory o f war than has been recognized, in terms of landscape, imagery, allusions, and a recurring story of wounding. In this complex, poetic novel, war and wounding constitute a major pattern...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 249–274.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Trevor Dodman Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI “ Going All to Pieces” : A Farewell to Arms as Trauma Narrative Trevor Dodman Bullet wounds do not cause severe bleeding unless they hap­ pen to injure some large trunk or smash one of the larger bones. Wounds...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of horror in­ flicted “the wound” that never healed; the physical wound at Fossalta came too late for such effects. The girl watching a childbirth on the Karagatch Road (71)2 at least got to cry, and might well have recovered, but Nick appears never to have done so...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... eschatologically realized form, thus recovers the pleromatic Aryan body in ritualistic performance. Roberto Esposito (2013 : 29) hence characterizes “totalitarianism” as “the phantasmatic temptation of abolishing the limit, of filling in the fault, of closing the wound” such that the “community might...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., in the northern town of Etaples, about 3 miles from the Straits of Dover, which housed a massive medical complex for wounded soldiers and military personnel traveling to and from England. The site became increasingly vulnerable during the German push in spring 1918, and Brit­ tain recollects: “I shall...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... end of first lesson. (74) After some confusion, the narrator once again makes a breakthrough with his student: “the day comes we come to the day when stabbed in the arse now an open wound instead of the cry a brief murmur done it at last” (75). Having established and elaborated on the brutal...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... he was recovering from shrapnel wounds he suffered as an ambulance driver for the Italian army during World War I. 8 The fact that von Kurowsky broke Hemingway’s heart with a “Dear John” letter has led many critics to read Catherine’s death as Hemingway’s fictional revenge. 9 Such scholarship...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2006
... or existential way, dogged, wounded, even castrated “from the start.” This could be a more general human problem, but the term bitched seems to narrow the field by half in implying that the condition it names is—that bad thing—to be feminized. While feminization is not a word Hemingway himself...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., since so much of Eliot’s influential work as a critic, editor, and poet was still to come in 1922. Crawford declares simply and clearly in his introduction what principle has shaped his study. “Not marmoreal, but wounded and sometimes wounding, young T. S. Eliot may be imposingly erudite...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
...: “The cultism of myth,” Rahv added, betrays “the fear of history,” and “is patendy a revival of romanric longings and attitudes— Now myth, the appeal of which lies precisely in its archaism, promises 4 Myth and History in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral above all to heal the wounds of time...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... problems, seeming to consign the silent, inaccessible wound to forgetting and oblivion. Cathy Caruth’s foundational work pushes against the aestheticization of suffering, characterizing trauma as a lacuna or a breach; for her, trauma cannot be located in a singular event or experience but instead resides...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., end up wounded, limping, or fractured.12 But it is from the precariousness of those broken selves that a real acknowledgment of the other might emerge, once the obsession with filiation (the primacy of ancestral roots as a source of stable identity) and master narratives...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2001
... tempers this pessimism with the regenerative potential of the aesthetic. When existing political and social metaphors fail to hold the subject’s allegiance, Rushdie suggests, we must turn to the aesthetic to provide a new perspective, to heal historical wounds enough to make renewed...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
... between skin and outside world emphasizes surface over depth: selfhood is not immanent but, rather, made and unmade by whom and what we touch. But Crane also figures intimacy as a kind of penetration, referring to “the bed of the wound.” That phrase connects erotic intimacy and brutal penetration...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... past and present can be thought of, following Berger’s formulation, as the traumatic.8 Freud borrowed trauma, the Greek word for wound, to name the phenom enon o f a shocking event that proves unassimilable to conscious­ 375 Samuel Cohen ness, gets repressed or lost in memory...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 437–466.
Published: 01 December 2005
... that I am your father.” But blood is stream­ ing from a wound in his forehead. “Murder,” he shouts, “mur­ der, murder.” Helplessly I watch the blood streaming. At last my voice tears itself loose from my chest. I too shout: “Murder, mur­ der, help, help,” and the sound fills the room...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... (see Bachmann 1991 : 19–21). Clearly, if language itself has been traumatized, if it has suffered a wound that does not bleed through its enslavement to Nazi ideology, our ability to use language as a means of addressing, coping with, or even denying and fleeing from, our traumas has been severely...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., somewhere becoming rain” (94). Such shafts are wounding, of course, and the arrow rain in “Whitsun Weddings” is double edged, figuring also as the penetrating phallus, an object of violence: “girls, gripping their handbags tighter, stared / At a 495 Rodney Stenning Edgecombe religious...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... time, McCann argues, El- lison turns black people into a renewed image of the presidency itself, in which black martyrdom, paradoxically, guarantees national justice. By the Vietnam era, McCann claims, the wounded veteran had taken up this martyrological mantle in the popular imagination...
Journal Article
Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and Buchanan’s attempt to declare victory in and over the past and move on, while trauma narratives work to examine past wounds as a way to heal and move past them—in both forms the past is engaged, but only for the purpose of transcending it in the interests of the present and future. The novels...