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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David L. Sedley This article interprets Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves as a response to Blaise Pascal’s arithmetic triangle. Pascal used the numbers of the triangle to determine how to divide fairly the stakes of an interrupted game of chance. He called his method “the geometry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 252–258.
Published: 01 September 1954
...” of the previous century? It would seem that the only assertion possible in answer to such questions is that there is no direct reference to Blaise Pascal on which to base any future study of the literary relations between these authors. University of Michigan ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 581–586.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of Toronto Press, 2012. xii + 340 pp. Five of the six chapters composing The Matter of Mind explore works by an equal number of major figures of French classicism: Nicolas Poussin, Pierre Corneille, Molière, Blaise Pascal, and Nicolas Boileau. Christopher Braider’s analyses intend to show...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2024
... Copyright © 2024 by University of Washington 2024 Blaise Pascal G. W. F. Hegel Ludwig Wittgenstein Christian apologetics dialectics We’ve always had two Pascals, apologetic and unapologetic. With rare exceptions, historically and philologically responsible commentators side...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (3): 288–294.
Published: 01 September 1989
...”; Peter Bayley, “A Reading of the First Liasse”; Roland A. Champagne, “Toward a Semiotics of Blaise Pascal’s Pensies: A Model for Geometrical and Rhetorical Persuasions”; Bruce H. Davis, “Resisting the Pull: Pierre Nicole on the Inclination to Sin.” ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
... on theater to Blaise Pascal’s Lettres provinciales, Racine suggested not only their failure to measure up to Pascal’s standard but also the risibly narcissistic motive behind their composition: Nicole’s desire to usurp Pascal’s rightful place as the preeminent literary exponent of the Jansenist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Johnson’s big book is a freshly conceived bid to tell it through very close, firsthand scrutiny of works from an appropriate range of authors, genres, and languages — Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Shakespeare, Descartes, and Blaise Pascal receive extended...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 106–111.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Johnson’s big book is a freshly conceived bid to tell it through very close, firsthand scrutiny of works from an appropriate range of authors, genres, and languages — Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Shakespeare, Descartes, and Blaise Pascal receive extended...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., genres, and languages — Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Shakespeare, Descartes, and Blaise Pascal receive extended attention, with other figures from Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Italian, and German literature, as well as from classical Latin and Greek...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
... is a freshly conceived bid to tell it through very close, firsthand scrutiny of works from an appropriate range of authors, genres, and languages — Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Shakespeare, Descartes, and Blaise Pascal receive extended attention, with other figures...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 53–80.
Published: 01 March 2018
... .” In Romanticism and the New Deleuze , edited by Broglio Ron . Romantic Circles Praxis Series. www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/deleuze/index.html . Pascal Blaise . 1966 . Pensées , translated by Krailsheimer A. J. . London : Penguin . Pinch Adela . 1996 . Strange Fits of Passion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 479–494.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to the circulation of both individual and national prestige. Writers like James F. English ( 2005 ) and Pascale Casanova ( 2007 ) have shown how the recognition systems affect not only the circulation of texts but even their production. Any number of comparatists have written about both the seductive entry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 443–464.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . 2007 . “ Night-Vision: Epicurean Eschatology .” Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics , 3rd ser., 14 , no. 3 : 61 – 98 . Pascal Blaise . 1999 . “Pensées” and Other Writings , translated by Levi Honor . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Passannante Gerard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 441–472.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Bible books alongside extensive exegesis, and Parchment Library, which republished ancient and modern classics in luxurious vellum. 9 With the exception of Paul’s own Thoughts of Blaise Pascal (1885), the French literary translations done at this time were of poetry and drama: François Coppée’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 427–452.
Published: 01 December 2019
... . Casanova Pascale . 2004 . The World Republic of Letters , translated by DeBevoise M. B. . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Caws Mary Ann . 1982 . Preface to Selected Poems , by Perse Saint-John , edited by Caws Mary Ann , ix – xiii . New York : New...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 16–39.
Published: 01 March 1965
..., Descartes, Pascal, the questionable French baroque, and even more Diderot, Rousseau, the great concepts of the Age of Enlightenment HENRI PEYRE 19 (happiness, science, progress, the crisis in ethics, the sentimental and sensual liberation) appear...