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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... operations, controlled and repeatable experiments, and measurement-based, post-Baconian science. Milton’s Eve sins as the world’s first experimentalist and in effect breaks the World-Soul’s cosmic heart: even as Spenser’s Agape had previously re-created it allegorically, Neoplatonically, and metaphysically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1971) 32 (2): 143–157.
Published: 01 June 1971
... / To build me up for Sin so fit?” Since sin-a failure of the Soul-brought death into the world and all our woe, the bodily mala- dies of which the Soul complains are its own rightful punishment, wrongly inflicted on flesh. What is the reader to make of this debate? Both speakers are full...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1960) 21 (1): 45–58.
Published: 01 March 1960
... into a single and coherent statement of his fundamental vision of the world. Its basic metaphor, like that of “Regeneration,” is the pilgrimage of man, the soul’s journey to God, but again as in “Regeneration” the imagery of seed and flower plays a part.* The scene as we may imagine it is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1966) 27 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 March 1966
...; it is not a hieratic symbol to be translated at three or four levels. The poem is a continued metaphor by which is figured the necessary suffering of the time-bound Soul, the Lover in his world of sacrifice and redemption. To tell this story, poets generally do speak in the voice of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2005) 66 (3): 329–364.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., a telos of sorts, but only after nine years of experi- mentation does he achieve this vision and use it to make sense of the soul’s relation to the divine and to the world of everyday experience. Early Recognitions In the Times Literary Supplement on March 31, 1921, Eliot published an...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1958) 19 (3): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 1958
.... With his turn toward the classical heritage, however, the unity of the opposites is no longer to be found in the world beyond, but in human life. By reconciling the contradictions of existence, man fulfills the secret wish of the world-soul. Significantly enough, Hans Castorp realizes that...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1944) 5 (4): 497–498.
Published: 01 December 1944
... hopes, the land was bright. From the harmony of these two forces, Religion and Empire, was generated the energy of soul and the stoutness of heart needed to overcome the lead of a century taken by Catholic Spain in possessing the New World. The religion of the Indians, reckoned by the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2003) 64 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2003
... work point by point rebukes. And it does so in the name of a methodology whose aim 2 Many readers will recognize in DuBois’s famous account of “double-conscious- nessof always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1965) 26 (4): 601–605.
Published: 01 December 1965
..., if not our only tradition, is “still our greatest, our one indispensable tradition” (p. 9). This has always been true, though not always remembered; but the American world of letters seems now engaged in a communal act of recollection, whereby the great and enduring value of Emerson’s words...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1941) 2 (2): 341–342.
Published: 01 June 1941
...Melvin Rader Leonora Cohen Rosenfield. New York: Oxford University Press. 1941. Pp. 353 + xxvii. $3.50. Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 Melvin Rader 341 From Beast-Machirze to Man-Machine. ‘Animal Soul in French Letters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1987) 48 (2): 145–161.
Published: 01 June 1987
... dominated by the same materialism and greed condemned by the Hebrew prophets and by Jesus. His narration of body-soul union arises out of a protest against a world that wants him to “postpone” his “accep- tation and realization” (62) and turn instead to ciphering “Exactly the contents of one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1953) 14 (1): 60–81.
Published: 01 March 1953
... Lingering Sparse Leaves of Me.” (10) That the divine poet-prophet-lover is like the sun and like the world. “Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling” ; “Earth, My Likeness.” (11) That the poet is the soul. “Encircling all, vast-darting up and wide, the American Soul, with equal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1962) 23 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 March 1962
... Creation, shoots the world half through with evil before man begins his conscious life. At the same time, it seems that Dante’s real Satan, despite the wind- mill-like effigy in hell, is the presence of evil in the soul. A hell outside earth would seem irrelevant. The perfection of the Earthly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1967) 28 (3): 285–304.
Published: 01 September 1967
... flesh) and active conquest (the world) corresponds to the attitude depicted in the second strophe. Marvell’s attitude toward the resolved Soul may be a little wry, but there is no indication that in this context he thinks of its triumph as a bad thing in itself.‘ Still, it is clear that in so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1980) 41 (2): 181–192.
Published: 01 June 1980
... musiqque du hmir (Paris: Editions Denoel, 1960), p. 166. DANIEL MELNICK 183 for it exists in a world of the profoundly diminished and weakened spirit. It is a spontaneous and arbitrarily upsurging vestige of man’s mysterious soul. Such...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1966) 27 (4): 371–387.
Published: 01 December 1966
... apostrophizes the night as the time in which the soul, free from the “cares” of the world, can commune with the “Moon” of God. Dear night! this worlds defeat; ‘The stop to busie fools; cares check and curb; The day of Spirits; my souls calm retreat...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1942) 3 (4): 535–541.
Published: 01 December 1942
... births and strange animals, and a seer of wonderful visions. Learning, piety, and credulity are exhibited in all his writings. His poem, The travayled Pylgrime, bringing newes from all partes of the worlde, is something more than the usual pilgrimage-of-life allegory which may have served...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1976) 37 (1): 47–67.
Published: 01 March 1976
... the soul brings the astonishing discovery-in sections 67-69, l1 The Ring and the Book, 10.1640-41. 56 IN MEMORIAM 95, and 103-that the visionary world of the “mystic glory,” of the talking breeze, and of the statue of the veiled Hallam is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2013) 74 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Djelal Kadir This essay explores three aspects of the phenomenon of world literature in its resurgence in critical discourse: (1) world literature as allophone, or as heteroglossic alterity emanating from discrete geographic points with particular and would-be exclusive traditions; (2) world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1972) 33 (2): 156–171.
Published: 01 June 1972
... world through the imaginative ca- pacities of poetic Both Yeatsiari poet, then, arid the tradi- tional tragic hero share one basic quest: the desire to impose their own emotiorial arid imaginative forms on their world. Iike Oedipus with his visiori of himself as king and as wise maxi, or...