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Modern Language Quarterly 11060455.
Published: 12 February 2024
...Lorenzo Bartolucci Abstract Before alighting on his vocation, the poet W. H. Auden grew up among doctors and went to Oxford University to study not literature but the natural sciences. This article pursues the ramifications of that background through the development of Auden’s career, focusing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 1985
..., begs, “Contessa, perdono when Lady Catherine con- descends to visit Pemberley “in spite of that pollution which its woods had received”; when Iolanthe’s life is saved once more, because “every fairy shall die who doesn’t marry a mortal.” W. H. Auden, City Without Walls and Other Poems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 100–106.
Published: 01 June 1957
.... The drastic limitation of the objectivist view becomes fully apparent when it is compared to an extreme subjectivist interpretation. W. H. Auden, for example, championing the Don, completely inverts the objectivist emphasis on real it Far from simplifying the hero, as Hartzenbusch did, Auden...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 356–365.
Published: 01 June 1965
..., Collected Writings of Walt Whitman, 1965. lviii + 768 pp. $12.50. Bloomfield, B. C. W. H. Auden: A Bibliography, The Early Years Through 1955. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1964. xix + 171 pp. $10.00. Blotner, Joseph (compiler). William Faulkner's Library-A Catalogue. Charlottes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 622–627.
Published: 01 December 1969
... + 151 pp. $5.95. Nelson, Gerald. Changes of Heart: A Study of the Poetry of W. H. Auden. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, Perspectives in Criticism, No. 21, 1969. x 4- 152 pp. $5.75. Nolan, Paul T. Marc Connelly. New York: Twayne, TUSAS 149, 1969. 175 pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 329–364.
Published: 01 September 2005
... (1922), could not help but “contain the knowledge of the limits of the self.”54 As the son of a psychologist, a regular contributor to the Criterion, and Eliot’s closest literary descendant, W. H. Auden seemed a likely candidate to pick up this thread in the late 1930s and early 1940s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 311–313.
Published: 01 September 1961
...,” and second, to “present Rilke’s poetry to the English-speaking reader in such a form that he will be stirred to read it” (p. ix). The first chapter bears the intriguing title “Tonight in China” (taken from a line of W. H. Auden’s Twenty-third Sonnet, from In Time of War). In it, Peters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 2017
... five chapters apply it to formal styles and political projects that would seem, on the surface, to have little in common: documentary film and Mass Observation (chap. 1), the historical novels of Virginia Woolf and Isherwood (chap. 2), the travel writing of Isherwood, W. H. Auden, and George Orwell...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (4): 535–554.
Published: 01 December 1990
... who succeeded Hardy bear the imprint of his influence-for, as W. H. Auden said, “the properties of Hardy’s world were the properties of my own childhood”8-and the tradition in which he worked was the English poetic tradition to which Auden as well as Larkin, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Ted Hughes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (2): 156–173.
Published: 01 June 1982
... REIBETANZ 163 gest the influence of W. H. Auden.14 As I hope to demonstrate, this is an influence compatible with Larkin’s allegorical style and possessing similar implications; but what is most pertinent is its relation to that world of details...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 313–315.
Published: 01 September 1961
...,” and second, to “present Rilke’s poetry to the English-speaking reader in such a form that he will be stirred to read it” (p. ix). The first chapter bears the intriguing title “Tonight in China” (taken from a line of W. H. Auden’s Twenty-third Sonnet, from In Time of War). In it, Peters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (2): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 1954
... seeks to depoetize and widen its scope by methods of shock, and it seeks to venture boldly into the diction of provocative or collo- quial speech by way of sensation or provocation: cf. extracts from 77ze Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (London, 1948) : Emble asked Rosetta to dance. The others...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 326–329.
Published: 01 September 1985
... otherwise, roughly analogous to some- one’s arguing centuries hence that Robert Lowell or W. H. Auden may best be understood by adopting the perspective and method of, say, Yvor Win- ters, Harold Bloom, or D. W. Robertson, Jr. Winthrop Wetherbee argues convincingly for the other side in the debate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 329–332.
Published: 01 September 1985
... that Robert Lowell or W. H. Auden may best be understood by adopting the perspective and method of, say, Yvor Win- ters, Harold Bloom, or D. W. Robertson, Jr. Winthrop Wetherbee argues convincingly for the other side in the debate: that Chaucer knows several of the Latin classics-especially Vergil...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 453–477.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Relations, ed. Gilbert M. Joseph, Catherine C. LeGrand, and Ricardo D. Salvatore (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998), 333; W. H. Auden, “In Memory of W. B. Yeats,” in Selected Poetry of W. H. Auden, 2nd ed. (New York: Vintage, 1971), 52. Modern Language Quarterly 71:4 (December 2010) doi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2007
... and energetic 4 W. H. Auden, introduction to The Poet’s Tongue, ed. W. H. Auden and John Gar- rett (London: Bell, 1935), v – x. 5 Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Min- neapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 37. 284...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 233–239.
Published: 01 June 1964
... ‘Vanity Fair’ Revisited: Fiction as Truth”; G. Wilson Knight, “J. Middleton Murry.” Poems by W. H. Auden, Thomas Blackburn, J. M. Cameron, Valentine Dobree, T. S. Eliot, Roy Fuller, G. Rostrevor Hamilton, John Heath-Stubbs, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, James Kirkup, Jon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 465–490.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 2005 : 194–218. References Auden W. H. , and Isherwood Christopher . 1939 . Journey to a War . London : Faber and Faber . Benjamin Walter . 2008 . “ The Author as Producer ,” translated by Jephcott Edmund . In The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (1): 37–49.
Published: 01 March 1996
... Merrill’s epic, The Changzng Light at Sandover, immerses itself in history by hav- ing its two principal dramatis personae commune with the dead (many of them dead poets, notably W. H. Auden). The poetic self in Sandover, however, is more eccentric than anyone’s, for much of the poem’s dia- logue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 March 1969
.... Franchkre, Hoyt C. Edwin Arlington Robinson. New York: Twayne, TUSAS 137, 1968. 161 pp. Greenberg, Herbert. Quest for the Necessary: W. H. Auden and the Dilemma of Divided Consciousness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968. viii + 209 pp. $5.95. Sears, Sallie. The Negative...