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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ian Duncan Abstract Trained on the history of the novel in English, Nancy Armstrong’s Desire and Domestic Fiction also illuminates continental European developments. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship , the prototype of the nineteenth-century “novel of development” (bildungsroman), forms itself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1989) 50 (2): 145–172.
Published: 01 June 1989
... Press, 19621, p. 72), but also because his use of Mark Twain as a theme would thereafter disappear. 145 146 MARK TWAIN the book usually credited with establishing the Bildungsroman...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2014) 75 (3): 449–453.
Published: 01 September 2014
...: Reading, Neural Science, and the Form of Victorian Fiction (2007). His current project is a study of the chapter from the editorial practices of early Christianity to the modern novel. Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman . By Boes Tobias . Ithaca, NY : Cornell...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of Paris demystifies the bildungsroman’s typically self-made protagonist by foregrounding how the probabilistic attribution of causal force to the human will resembles predestinarian belief in divine determination. The Eastern wish-fulfilling skin of Balzac’s title at once hyperbolizes the liberal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2014) 75 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Move. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. DOI 10.1215/00267929-2690118 Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman. By Tobias Boes. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. x + 201 pp. The origin of most genres is shrouded in mystery, even myth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2014) 75 (3): 442–445.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture. New York: Columbia University Press. Plotz, John. 2008. Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. DOI 10.1215/00267929-2690118 Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman. By...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2014) 75 (3): 446–449.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Property: Victorian Culture on the Move. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. DOI 10.1215/00267929-2690118 Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman. By Tobias Boes. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. x + 201 pp. The origin of most genres is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2014) 75 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Move. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. DOI 10.1215/00267929-2690118 Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman. By Tobias Boes. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. x + 201 pp. The origin of most genres is shrouded in mystery, even myth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1988) 49 (4): 407–411.
Published: 01 December 1988
... changes. But her use of “inven- tion” in the title is as misleading and simplistic as is her sense of change as progress or decline. She often claims that, until the work of the recent novelists she discusses, all novels of individual development in the tradition of the romantic Bildungsroman...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2019) 80 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2019
... attention not only to key terms from literary study, such as bildungsroman (Ian Duncan), but also to key terms from law, such as contract (Deidre Lynch); from philosophy, such as agency (Rachel Ablow); and from sociology, such as institution (Jesse Rosenthal). Desire and Domestic Fiction stands out...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1983) 44 (3): 285–304.
Published: 01 September 1983
... a?uvre has done, working varia- tions on the material. The fable gave her an inner story to believe in, a way of reading her outer life, and the power to tell it all. Of course the Bildungsroman was and is her literary form-the novel of maturation, of journeys and discoveries, of obstacles...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1978) 39 (1): 79–82.
Published: 01 March 1978
..., but one is obliged to ask what importance the man as distinct from the artist has in this; and it seems fair to suggest that if he has none, or little, there is not much point in talking about confes- sions. Few good nineteenth-century novels have in them no element of the Bildungsroman...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1981) 42 (2): 199–202.
Published: 01 June 1981
... Pater’s characters are also recognizable as a host of Victorian aesthetes, fideists, agnostics, and skeptics. As a Bildungsroman of the Western mind, Marius the Epicurean stands in the same relation to other nine- teenth-century autobiographies as Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit: each is a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1982) 43 (3): 310–312.
Published: 01 September 1982
... pp. $44.50. Bartram, Graham, and Anthony Waine (editors). Brecht in Perspective. London and New York: Longman, 1982. xvi + 231 pp. $12.95, paper. Beddow, Michael. The Fiction of Humanity: Studies in the “Bildungsroman”from Wie- land to Thomas Mann. Cambridge, London, New York: Cambridge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1998) 59 (3): 313–343.
Published: 01 September 1998
... character by Wilhelm Meister and his fellow actors became widely influential. Less known are the close bearing that Goethe’s novel had on another autobiographical text, Scott’s Redgauntlet, and the ways in which that novel also draws on Hamlet.’ Goethe’s long bildungsroman, composed and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1993) 54 (3): 419–422.
Published: 01 September 1993
... the drag of facts. Best of all is the essay on the turn-of-the-twentieth- century bildungsroman by Franco Moretti, the most original literary histo- rian now at work. Genre is Moretti’s triumphant answer to the dilemmas the volume poses, as he deploys kinds of episode, kinds of tone, kinds of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1974) 35 (3): 333–336.
Published: 01 September 1974
...-d’ceuvre &James Joyce. Preface de Jean .Jacquot. Paris: Didier, ktudes Anglaises, 53, 1974. xvii + 5.01 pp. 80 FF. Ruckley, Jerome Hamilton. Season of Youth: The Bildungsroman from Dickens to Golding. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. x + 336 pp. $12.00. Cameron, Kenneth Neill...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1978) 39 (2): 200–202.
Published: 01 June 1978
... nature of the task. After all, the thematic and formal diversity of the mate- rial under consideration is compelling. Werther was written in the episto- lary mode and ends tragically, while Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship (1796), a more expansive and objectively narrated Bildungsroman, ends...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1987) 48 (1): 42–58.
Published: 01 March 1987
... in the autobiographical form, is the hero of the Bildungsroman, whom Ruskin encountered and loved in favorite books such as David Cqbperjield and Childe Harold’s Pil- grimage. In using Wordsworthian perception and the growth of the artist as points of contrast for his own autobiography...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2016) 77 (1): 105–120.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., serves as a mere stick figure, a pretext for Byron’s digressions. It may seem that in canto 1 Byron is choosing the path of what would come to be called the bildungsroman over that of a traditional epic: whereas “most epic poets plunge ‘in medias res’” (1.6), Byron explains, My way is to begin with the...