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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Jay Bochner Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 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...
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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 Heretofore I have been considering Modernist Voyages in terms of major theoretical questions...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 68 (3): 273–294.
Published: 01 September 2022
... psychological work on trance, it argues that, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, queer desire was in part understood as a function of compulsively misdirected and pathologically fixed attention. Embracing rather than refuting this model of queerness, writers such as Barnes and Rechy drew...
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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 (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. © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 attention flatness landscape...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
... instabilities spur aesthetic innovations—and political contradictions—in both writers. 11 For treatments of Kerouac’s development of spontaneous prose, see Dardess 1975 ; Weinreich 1987 ; Panish 1994 ; Malcolm 1999 ; and Hunt 2009 , 2014 . 12 Bea Franco’s perspective on the affair has come...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 323–352.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Rarely have we seen an instance where one major writer is both a major influence on another but also the subject of that other’s rigorous academic study. From the infertile soil of the field of stylostatistics, this essay aims to trace the unlikely flowering of Coetzee’s doctoral work in his later...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 147–176.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Taylor Johnston-Levy This article explores how antiracism cultivates happiness among white subjects and how that emotion alienates people of color. It argues that a cohort of twentieth-century African American writers critiqued this happy antiracism in their fiction, examining Richard Wright’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Lola Boorman Critics have always struggled to situate the work of short story writer and translator Lydia Davis within wider trends in postwar and contemporary literature. Paying particular attention to a group of Davis’s “grammar stories,” this essay reads Davis’s fiction as Wittgensteinian...
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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 (2023) 69 (2): 177–202.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Laura Lorhan This article argues that the sculptor May Howard Jackson, a figure overlooked to this point in Toomer studies, played a formative role in Toomer’s development as a thinker and writer. Scrutiny of their relationship sheds new light on the development of Toomer’s modernist sensibilities...
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