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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Jay Bochner m An American Writer Born in Paris: Blaise Cendrars Reads Henry Miller Reading Blaise Cendrars fay Bochner Serious students of Henry Miller well know his enthusiasm for the Parisian avant-garde poet-turned-novelist Blaise Cendrars. However, we have so far...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
...John King One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile , by Borinsky Alicia , Trinity University Press , 2011 . 223 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 John King One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile by Alicia Borinsky Trinity University Press, 2011...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Peter Murray Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890–1945 , by Snaith Anna , Cambridge University Press , 2014 . 278 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Anna Snaith’s Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London , 1890–1945 , is a timely study...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Eric Strand Although our recovery of Elizabeth Bishop’s politics has involved seeing her as a resistant “outsider,” this essay argues that she was at her most challenging as an inhabitant of poetic institutions. Exemplifying the vexed status of the Depression-era writer after the crash...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... but the vast distorted shadows of life,” this essay argues that such counterfactual narratives do not impose the world of the thriller onto Woolf; rather, they allegorize a spy-function already present in the writer’s life and work. From her participation in the 1910 Dreadnought Hoax, during which she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Anna Katsnelson This article argues that there are two major strains of transnationalism in works by Russian-speaking North American writers David Bezmozgis, Ellen Litman, and Gary Shteyngart. Bezmozgis and Litman focus on localism, and their short story collections Natasha (2003) and The Last...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ioana Luca The article examines how writers Miroslav Penkov, Lara Vapnyar, and Aleksandar Hemon engage and reconfigure representations of the former Eastern Bloc in US literature, including stereotypes that have been circulating in Western Europe for a long time. These texts transform prevailing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
... but, rather, a painful process of self-negation. Traversing a world profoundly shaped by colonialism, the writer and his characters are at a loss to make sense of their historical lineage and their place in a rapidly changing landscape. Through a reading of The Loss of El Dorado (1969) and A Bend in the River...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
... filtering of white light into netted color is repeated when a writer filters the raw materials of sensory perception into hierarchies we think of as central to the novel—character’s primacy over setting, or representation’s primacy over elaboration. In undoing such hierarchies, Lawrence takes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... language with which to approach other twentieth-century writers, such as D. H. Lawrence, whose work has remained elusive precisely because of its insistence that it has made its meaning abundantly available—that it has nothing to hide. 2 On this critical response to “simple” writers more broadly, see...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... on the originality of her own oeuvre, the younger writer took Wharton’s work and made it new. One of Larsen’s most modernist gestures is the manner in which she consistently refers to, echoes, and resituates Wharton. These adaptations of Wharton’s fiction, especially of Sanctuary (1903) and Twilight Sleep (1927...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as a Boeing technical writer, and Century 21 goes unmentioned in work on the novel’s allusions by Steven Weisenburger and others. Pynchon responds throughout Gravity’s Rainbow to Century 21, particularly its Cold War views of space-age futurism and nuclear weapons. I draw new connections between the angel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christopher P. Wilson This essay examines three twentieth-century practitioners of the Los Angeles variant of Noir nonfiction: the radical historian and architectural critic Mike Davis; the fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist Joan Didion; and the novelist, reporter, and memoirist John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Frank Capogna This article argues that the modern museum offered modernist writer H.D. an institutional context through which she negotiated the possibilities for women’s experiences of—and participation in—otherwise exclusionary narratives of cultural history. In the novel Asphodel and the epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Justin Prystash This article examines the relationship between British Idealist philosophy and modernist form, particularly the stream of consciousness technique. Idealism was ascendant from the 1870s to the 1920s, and the writer/philosopher May Sinclair participated in its conceptual discourse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 495–503.
Published: 01 December 2005
... via Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own in Subject to Change), and Margaret Crosland (who refers to Woolf often in her biography Colette: A Provincial in Paris). These and other critics point to the two writers’ differences in social class, education, and literary inheritance as well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to Tom Cerasulo’s book Authors Out Here. In this book Cerasulo makes the case both for the significance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, Dorothy Parker’s, Budd Schulberg’s, and Nathanael West’s contributions to Hollywood and for the film industry’s reshaping of these writers’ prose styles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the assassination attempt was first revealed in Thomas Walsh’s Katherine Anne Porter and Mexico: The Illusion of Eden (1992, 35–39). 3 For a fuller discussion of the concept of the “US literature of experience,” see Lawrence 2014 . 4 My use of the terms US writers and US literary field follows...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... and the Rise of Creative Writing Mark McGurl Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. 480 pages Tom Cerasulo During the first half of the twentieth century, critics accused the Hol- lywood studio system of vampirically draining the talent of any Ameri- can writer who dared to enter its...