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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 419–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Shamoon Zamir Fugitive Poses: Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence . By Gerald Vizenor. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. ix + 239 pp. $40.00 cloth, $16.95 paper. © 2000 University of Washington 2000 MLQ 61.2-05Reviews.ak 5/26/00 5:16 PM Page 415...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 March 1992
...A. C. Spearing Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 ∗I am indebted to Lisa Samuels for her assistance with this article. PRISON, WRITING, ABSENCE: REPRESENTING THE SUBJECT IN THE ENGLISH POEMS OF CHARLES D’ORL&WS...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and realism locates multiple secular meanings in specific historical events. Secular excess replaces divine plenitude. The absence of a consistent authorial voice prevents readers from determining a hierarchy of significance. Exaggerated correlations between individual lives and public events aggrandize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 315–345.
Published: 01 September 2008
... , the essay argues that the key to the Cornelian model of literary greatness is the degree to which Corneille identifies his own poetic inspiration with his tragic protagonists, and capitally with the first of them, the eponymous heroine of Médée . When set in dialogue with the ventriloquistic absence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (3): 262–284.
Published: 01 September 1988
... TRANSCENDENCE, TOPOLOG’Y, AND THE THEORY OF THE WORD IN W. S. MERWIN’S POETRY By EDWARDHAWORTH HOEPPNER Since the publication of The Moving Target (1963), “absence” has become the shibboleth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (4): 395–431.
Published: 01 December 1995
... Willcoock aiid Alicc U’alkct- ( 158rpt. Folcroft, Pcnii.: Folcr-oft, 1!36cj),book B, 201. (X. Sidney‘s “0 Ilecre life,”set as song 5 in Robert Dowland, A Musicall IlnnquPt ( 16lo), in which the lover states, “0if‘ 1 my selfe finde not, / By thine absence oft forgot” (Doughtie, :+tj...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 1986
... or absence-in effect, the death-of the mother is the precondition of language under the Law of the Father that, according to Lacan, dominates culture. The referent or object of language, the mother on whose absence language depends and who therefore signifies absence, is ef’fectivelp silenced...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 1981
... in.” It is this sense of limits in Ashbery that gives us not only “it,” but also the absences of his poetry, the spacious emptiness of much of his im- agery, the indefiniteness of individual being implied by the rest of his vague personal pronouns. Ashbery’s entire work is, in fact, “pierced full of holes His...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (4): 466–468.
Published: 01 December 1991
... aware of the problematic character of these relations and the questions they raise. Albeit warily and piecemeal, he touches on them sufficiently often to suggest that the absence of a full-scale confrontation is deliberate. And readers will find much to appreciate in his confrontations- manqui...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 571–585.
Published: 01 December 1965
...: A cry of Absence, Absence, in the heart, And in the wood the furious winter blowing. (Pa 3) Except for “long and loath,” the rhetoric is not merely bloated lan- guage. When rhetorical heightening works in cooperation with precise...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (4): 647–648.
Published: 01 December 1942
... quoting Martin’s La minia- ture frangaise (1928), since he says : “It is regrettable that nothing dealing with the miniaturist’s art is included.” But it is even more curious to see him deplore the absence of a work which is duly cited, such as J. Calmette’s L’klaboration du Monde Moderne...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 351–354.
Published: 01 September 1968
...? or, if not an imitation of it, a parody of it? In the absence of any clear-cut solution to the problems posed by the Howe of Fame, scholarship continues to devise theories which hopefully may be imposed like a grid over the poem to test whether, by subtlety and ingenuity, some comfortable relationship between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (4): 463–466.
Published: 01 December 1991
... and the questions they raise. Albeit warily and piecemeal, he touches on them sufficiently often to suggest that the absence of a full-scale confrontation is deliberate. And readers will find much to appreciate in his confrontations- manqui even so. But the absence is present, nonetheless. This complaint may...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 370–381.
Published: 01 December 1972
... letters so as to understand the order in which they occur and to trace the progression of Mariane’s passion to its disputed conclusion. Mariane’s first reference to her lover is in terms of his absence: “Quoi! cette absence, 5 laquelle ma douleur, toute ingenieuse qu’elle est, ne peut...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 March 1951
.... Fuller mention of popular reading tastes in each decade would have been appro- priate. The absence of Edgar Guest’s name from the index is paralleled by the almost unforgivable absence from the book of a chapter on popular musical lyrics. Stephen Collins Foster is mentioned twice...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 114–115.
Published: 01 March 1951
... reading tastes in each decade would have been appro- priate. The absence of Edgar Guest’s name from the index is paralleled by the almost unforgivable absence from the book of a chapter on popular musical lyrics. Stephen Collins Foster is mentioned twice in sociological contexts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 352–353.
Published: 01 December 1958
... of the difficulties inherent in his theories, among them the absence of an Italian version of the Fugger newsletter, and the unlike- lihood of a Jacobean dramatist having had all the indicated documents in his possession. He admits that “the general meagreness of the material remains conspicuous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 459–460.
Published: 01 December 1940
...- tom to rely upon your prudent advice, to find my recreation in your pleasant company. . . s But we have, unfortunately, no means of learning how long before the date of this letter More had begun to depend upon Colet’s friendship. In the absence of other evidence, therefore, a document...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 344–348.
Published: 01 September 1991
... to dominate affairs of state through marital politics. Lafayette becomes the spokeswoman of a post-Fronde mentality of trauma in which women, the harrowed survivors of their experience, long to be exempted from love and seek only an absence of emotion allowing them “to create a code for social conduct...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 259–271.
Published: 01 September 1964
... reference to April and the later, specific requirement for the date of April 18. In the absence of the later reference to the mid-April date, however, it is doubtful that anyone would have read the astrological material in the Prologue as meaning anything other than that the sun had run its first...