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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Gail McDonald Young Eliot: From St. Louis to “The Waste Land,” by Crawford Robert . London : Jonathan Cape , 2015 . 493 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 “T. S. Eliot did not want his biography written,” Robert Crawford admits in the introduction to Young Eliot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gregory Castle “The Consolation of Objects” takes seriously Nietzsche’s call to embrace what is, to love necessity. Amor fati for him entails the ability “to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful in them.” Stephen Dedalus, in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 421.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Announcement The Joseph Conrad Society Young Scholar Award The Joseph Conrad Society of America presents an annual award to an outstanding graduate student who is writing a dissertation on Conrad or to a recent PhD who has been teaching for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Peter L. Rudnytsky Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Goodbye, Columbus: Roth’s Portrait of the Narcissist as a Young Man Peter L. Rudnytsky F or all the undoubted virtuosity of the other five stories in the collec­ tion, it is of course Goodbye, Columbus that is the pièce de...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Bradley Bellew American modernist Hart Crane’s poem “The Idiot” details the poet’s real-life encounters with a young man with a cognitive disability. Beginning in 1926, Crane worked on the poem through different versions through letters, manuscripts, and magazine publications until about 1932...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
...” (xii), we follow the young baseball fan sending away for “action pictures” of players like Christy Matthewson, Rube Marquard, and Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown, and we chuckle as the fifteen year old reports to an Oak Park Forest Park High School classmate that he has been “reading Marcelline...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... emerges only a few times in the 1859 edi- tion of Origin. In one instance he depicts the instinctive hatred of the queen bee, which urges her instantly to destroy the young queens her daughters as soon as born, or to perish herself in the combat: for undoubtedly this is for the good...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the tale of a middle-aged Hopkins meeting a young W. B. Yeats, though the influence in both di- rections is reactionary. (Hopkins finds The Island of Statues “strained and unworkable,” as later in life Yeats will describe Hopkins’s language as “sedentary” [370–71 Furthermore...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... 223 pages John King Alicia Borinsky’s paternal grandmother arrived in Argentina in 1919, escaping the pogroms in Russia. Along with the family images in her grandmother’s apartment, which spoke of genealogies, the young Alicia was particularly captivated by a large, gleaming silver samovar...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 619–656.
Published: 01 December 2013
... got to say for yourself?” Unsurprisingly, Eliot finds that his ghost: “does not like me any better than I like him” (6). 620 T. S. Eliot as a Schoolboy For dramatic effect, Eliot-the-adult has worked up the persona of curmudgeonly scold, which must have captured his young audience’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
... explanation for it: because Owen died young he was like Keats, and because Owen was like Keats he died young. And why did Keats and Owen die young? Blunden uses a figure com­ mon in Keats biography and exploited during Keats’s lifetime to explain his illness. This story places...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., shows the direct influence of Emerson (an Alcott family friend) in its portrayal of a young woman who leaps up on a “sudden and uncontrollable impulse” (qtd. in Olwell 33) to address a group of women workers, her inspirational rhetoric fusing them at a stroke into a self-aware collective. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2000
... general prac­ tice, or “epiphanic mode,” seen in Portrait. In the central moment of the 21 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE relevant sequence in Stephen Hero, Stephen overhears a conversation, and is struck by a subsequent artistic imperative: The Young Lady...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... these— Night Thoughts—the poet’s Christianity underpins the enterprise, diluting the horror and vacuity that Young otherwise strives so hard to impress upon his readers: LORENZO! Since Eternal is at hand To swallow Time’s ambitions, as the vast Leviathan, the bubbles vain that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 298–326.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Literature 53.3 Fall 2007 298 Roth, DeLillo, Banks, Peck, and the Postmodern Aesthetics of Vocation count o f the trials o f a poor young writer, discharged from the army and teaching freshman composition at the University o f Chicago in 1956, it concludes w ith a gnomic leap into literary fancy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
... exist only in very young children, in people of “primitive” cultures, or in those pass- ing through a transitional phase between the two true sexual dispositions, heterosexuality and homosexuality. A scientific neologism for androgyny, bisexuality most often referred to the state of being...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... explored. An aging artist, his spirited young wife, his spectral former model, and a blood-and-guts bear hunter—a foursome that reconfigures throughout When We Dead Awaken into shifting romantic and allegorical pairings—climb upward on a mountain range pursuing their differing visions of ascent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and re-forming the structure of the novel by fabricating a searing fictional indictment of those gray-haired men in Whitehall who connived in the military sacrifice of young men like Jacob Flanders in the muddy trenches of the Great War. Jacob “dies in the gap between a founding ideal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 378–392.
Published: 01 September 2009
... century old. As early as 1766, Thomas Tyrwhitt had argued that “Mr. W. H according to Shakespeare’s dedication the “onlie begetter” of his sonnets, was a young actor named Willie Hughes. There was virtually no historical evidence to support this hypothesis; its proponents mainly relied on the line...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... as the loose configuration of a novel: creative writers from D. H. Lawrence to Joyce Carol Oates have so viewed them. Further, Philip Young’s collec­ tion, The Nick Adams Stories, though fleshed out with unpublished narra­ tives, offered most of the published “Nick materials” in...