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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2024
... fate of evil in the sorts of literary fiction that exist outside this paradigm. Taking up the novels of Jonathan Franzen, which are replete with representations of evil, this essay locates the sources of Franzen’s fixation in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and argues that, as theodicy fell out of favor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 400.
Published: 01 September 1949
...Curtis C. D. Vail Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by R. O. Moon. Washington: Public Affairs Press, 1949. Pp. xvi + 700. $5.00. Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 REVIEWS Goethe’s Autobiography: Poetry and Truth from My Own Life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 March 1963
... in Germanic Languages and Literatures, 1962. Pp. 176. $5.00. Salm, Peter (editor). Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : Faust, First Part. New York: Bantam Dual-Language Book, No. 9, 1962. Pp. xv + 327. $0.95. Stahl, E. L. (editor). Goethe’s Torqwrto Tusso. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, Blackwell’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 347–349.
Published: 01 September 2019
... current one” (102). Relying on theorists from Roland Barthes to Jack Halberstam, Block’s wager pays off in insightful analyses of authors from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to Thomas Mann, from Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain . Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 Echoes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Wolfgang von Goethe’s novel conscripts the new scientific figure of “man” modeled in late Enlightenment philosophical anthropology and delivered to an evolutionary Bildung der Humanität , a “formation of humanity,” in the writings of Johann Gottfried Herder ( 2002 , 1:174), a major intellectual presence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 383–386.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and insightful close readings reveal a trove of “mineral” references in the works of Ludwig Tieck, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Adalbert Stifter, Walter Benjamin, and Bertolt Brecht while demonstrating how this “mineral imaginary” both grounds and unsettles these texts. Groves’s productive ambivalence toward...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 381–384.
Published: 01 December 1955
... College, Vol. I, No. 4, May, 1955. Pp. 5. Subscription, $1.50 per year ; single copies, $0.75. Raphael, Alice (translator). Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : Fuwt, A Tragedy. Part One. Introduction and Notes by Jacques Barzun. New York and Toronto: Rinehart and Company, Rinehart Editions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 253–256.
Published: 01 June 1949
.... Books Received 255 Moon, R. 0. (translator). Goethe’s Autobiography : Poetry and Truth from My Own Life, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Washington, D.C. : Public Affairs Press, 1949. Pp. xvi + 700. qS.00. Muller, Siegfried H. Gerhart Hauptmann and Goethe. New...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (2): 181–197.
Published: 01 June 2003
... that German national literature has been traditionally conceived as a chorus of lamentations about the loss of something soon to be replaced with a new master narrative. The constant reminder of the 10 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Geschichte der Farbenlehre, in Werke, ed. Erich Trunz, 14 vols. (Hamburg: Wegner...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 281–295.
Published: 01 September 1994
... hole of stone” (verJuchh dumpfa Mauerbch [ 3991 ) .1 1 German quotations are from Goethe’s Fuust, ed. Erich Trunz (Hamburg: Weg- ner, 1962). English translations are from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fuust z & 2, vol. 2 of Cathe’s Collected Works,ed. and trans. Stuart Atkins (Boston...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 581–589.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in his classic essay “Magical Narratives” on the genre of romance (Jameson 1976 , 1981 : chap. 2) he had highlighted Stimmung (“of which the English ‘mood’ is but a pale and one-dimensional equivalent” [ Antinomies , 38], a keyword in German culture at least from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe through...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 309–322.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Chinese with things Western, mostly European, starting with Confucius and Nietzsche. Subsequently, he compares his quotations from Chinese classics with passages from Shelley, Franz Grillparzer, Gustave Flaubert, Heinrich Heine, Giosuè Carducci, Giacomo Leopardi, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Justinus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 313–343.
Published: 01 September 1998
... passages such as this-the original from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Samtlicht Werke, vol. g (Frank- furt am Main: Deutscher Klassiker Verlag, 1992): “In diesen Worten, diinkt mich, liegt der Schliissel zu Hamlets ganzem Betragen, und mir ist deutlich, daB Shake- spear habe schildern wollen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (3): 351–355.
Published: 01 September 1997
... and rhetorical objects that encode not the experience of the individual genius, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, but the intellectual and emotional matrix of all late- eighteenth-century Germany as “the signature of a historical emergence” (3). Goethe’s genius is not his originality but his uncanny capacity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 71–74.
Published: 01 March 1958
... vergangene Zeiten (etc.) 74 Amphibrach Johann Geuder, Niirnberger Fuerwerck (ca. 1668) Mich dunken die Funken der knallenden Ballen von fernen / gleich Sternen / in Lufften zerfallen; (etc., 12 lines...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 363–389.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp . Fritzsche Peter . 2004 . Stranded in the Present: Modern Time and the Melancholy of History . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Goethe Johann Wolfgang von . 1948-71 . Gedenkausgabe der Werke, Briefe und Gespräche , edited by Beutler Ernst...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (4): 542–544.
Published: 01 December 1949
... Faust in Neuer Deutung: Ein Kommentar fur unsere Zeit. KoIn: Verlag E. A. Seeman, 1949. Pp. 348. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. The Sorrows of Young Werther; The New Melusina ; Novelle. Introduction by Victor Lange. New York, Toronto : Rinehart Editions, No. 13, 1949. Pp. xx 4- 195...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 146–151.
Published: 01 June 1948
... (Wolfgang, Egmont, Bettina, and Ottilie) ; he brings in sev- eral Goethe quotations; and he even introduces a well-known Goethe scene when he has Inken discovered cutting bread amidst a happy group of children (cf. Lotte in Werther). As was the case with Goethe’s son August and his daughter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 81–83.
Published: 01 March 1956
...Wolfgang F. Michael L. A. Triebel. London and New York: Cambridge University Press; first printed and bound in Australia by Melbourne University Press, 1954. Pp. ix + 150. $5.50. Copyright © 1956 by Duke University Press 1956 Y. M. Mitchell...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 22–47.
Published: 01 March 1984
... motive sounded here is reflected in the literary output of the German Aufklarer. However, it also plays a larger role 523-712; Arnold Hauser, The Social Hictory ofArt, 111 (New York: Random House, n.d n n and Wolfgang von U ger -Ste r n be r g , “Scti rifts t elle r u n d I i...