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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 401–413.
Published: 01 September 1965
... are repeated several times in an intricate symbolic and allusive pattern. The repetitions of action are not always consciously recognized since they involve inversion and modulation. Many critics have noted that the Mariner’s two spontaneous acts are the killing of the Albatross and its obvious...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 264–268.
Published: 01 September 1961
.... In keeping with its romantic genre, l%e Ancient Mariner plunges into the middle of things.’ Consequently, the killing of the Albatross is usually regarded as unmotivated, or otherwise explained by im- porting from the outside comparison to the Fall of Man. Yet the poem itself, I think, gives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 1977
...- iner and the Albatross,” UTQ, 16 (1947).381-98. 40 KAIILlONDA M,ODlANO 41 The myriad of critical interpretations points to a fundamental center of ambiguity in the poem. In his narrative the Mariner conspicuously...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 1996
... personal life or psychoanalytic case, his poetic theories, religious beliefs, pantheist metaphysics, biblical hermeneutics, belatedness in literary history, or feelings about West- ern maritime expansion, about slavery, or about politics generally. The albatross is nature, Coleridge himself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 271–295.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Mariner, who is a hero for his culture. In the “Rime” a ship driven south encounters a world of ice, snow, and albatrosses.23 Though the journey achieves a series of firsts (“we were the first that ever burst / Into that silent sea24 disaster ensues after the Mariner kills an albatross, and his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 319–324.
Published: 01 September 1945
...), while others are matters of geography, and still others equivalent to stage direction His one strictly editorial comment occurs where we first encounter the super- natural. He explains the nature of the spirit that followed the Mariner’s ship after the killing of the albatross...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 499–522.
Published: 01 December 2016
... at the heart of the story, right at the place where wisdom might be found, if not explained, the glossist insists on an interpretation of the Albatross that is not found in the poem: that shooting it is “inhospitable” and that the bird itself is “a pious bird of good omen” (Coleridge 2004 : 65...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 400–411.
Published: 01 December 1964
... in Christabel is far different from that presented in The Ancient Mariner; for regardless of the inadvertency of his act, the Mariner did indeed aggressively defy the harmony of the universe by shooting the albatross. True, the Mariner’s punishment proved disproportionate to his crime, and his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 191–201.
Published: 01 June 1985
... of the Ancient Mariner” or tells us, “The Mariner is burdened with terrible guilt after killing the albatross. His story is a form of con- fession; its narration acts as catharsis equivalent to absolution” (p. 173). More damaging is the humdrum quality of Egan’s analysis of her major writers like...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (2): 139–148.
Published: 01 June 1953
... Lost and of the troubles which followed the shooting of the albatross in the Ancient Mariner. 20 Uizullz Necessarium, in Works, VII, 213. 30 Literary Remains, in Works, V, 201. Charles Lamb reminded Coleridge that he had once planned to write a long poem on the subject of original...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 1969
... at the pitch of heaven’s azure towering between its great black still spread wings the snowy body of I know not what frigatebird the screaming albatross of the southern seas the history I knew my God the natural good moments I had. (P. 34) This is rather Yeatsian in its gestures...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 September 2014
... out to be for the Scottish capital “something of an albatross” (158). (Indeed, my Ozy- mandias comparison probably betrays my own sentimental streak in dignify- ing the monument overmuch.) To wonderful effect, Rigney combines those...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 442–445.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of an albatross” (158). (Indeed, my Ozy- mandias comparison probably betrays my own sentimental streak in dignify- ing the monument overmuch.) To wonderful effect, Rigney combines those investigations with an examination of how Scott himself taught his contem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 September 2014
... out to be for the Scottish capital “something of an albatross” (158). (Indeed, my Ozy- mandias comparison probably betrays my own sentimental streak in dignify- ing the monument overmuch.) To wonderful effect, Rigney combines those...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 446–449.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., that the Scott Monument, far from being the pilgrimage site where Scott admirers enact their membership in a mnemonic community, has turned out to be for the Scottish capital “something of an albatross” (158). (Indeed, my Ozy- mandias comparison probably betrays...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 449–453.
Published: 01 September 2014
... enact their membership in a mnemonic community, has turned out to be for the Scottish capital “something of an albatross” (158). (Indeed, my Ozy- mandias comparison probably betrays my own sentimental streak in dignify- ing the monument overmuch...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 259–272.
Published: 01 September 1948
... Albert Thibaudet where he can move with such assurance, leaving behind him the earth, where he flounders grotesquely like Baudelaire’s albatross. The same mind that sees together the physical and the spiritual, the trivial and the important, can accept, in human affairs, the contamina...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 495–525.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and a canon builder. While some of these projects failed — the Edin- burgh Annual Register proved an albatross to Scott and Ballantyne, for example15 — several had long-term effects on Scott’s career and British publishing. From its debut in March 1809, the Quarterly was a durable competitor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 329–366.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the Albatross series in Germany and the highly successful English Penguins; as Ernest Mandel observes, paperback format rescued the genre just as it was sliding into decline.11 De Graff’s innovative program of market-­research question- naires confirmed the demand for reading material in small towns. “I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 375–412.
Published: 01 December 1953
... but equally ill-founded symbolist interpretations of Shakespeare, and PMLA, March 1948, where I do the same to those of Coleridge. All neglect the author’s inten- tion as I seem to see it, making the killing of the Albatross, for instance, matters so startingly divergent as uxoricide (upon Sara...