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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 1945
.... WILLIAMR. PARKER Ohio State University Christopher Smart: A Biographical and Critical Study. By EDWARD G. AINSWORTHand CHARLESE. NOYES. Columbia : University of Missouri, 1943. Pp. 168. $1.50. In completing the life of Christopher Smart begun by the late Professor E. G. Ainsworth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 650–651.
Published: 01 December 1941
... John Dryden: Some Biographical Facts and Problems. By JAMES M. OSBORN.New York: Columbia University Press, 1940. Pp. xvi + 295. $3.50. Mr. Osborn characterizes his volume as “an attempt to do a little of the preliminary digging” for Dryden’s next biographer, who “will have...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 553–555.
Published: 01 December 1940
...Paul H. Kocher S. Boas Frederick. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940. Pp. v+336. $4.50. Copyright © 1940 by Duke University Press 1940 Clzristoplzer Marlowc, ‘4 Biographical and Critical Study. By FKED- ERICK S. BOAS. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940. Pp. v+336. $4.50. In his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (4): 376–403.
Published: 01 December 1991
... for their kind, daily assistance and singular expertise. THE PROBLEM OF BIOGRAPHICAL MASTERING: THE CASE FOR BOSWELL AS SUBJECT* B’ PHILIPE. BARUTH After Boswell had been heaped with scorn for two centuries, Fred- erick A. Pottle finally...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 314–316.
Published: 01 September 1953
.... VIRGILR. STALLBAUMER Seton Hall University Charles Dickens: A Biographical and Critical Study. By JACK LINDSAY.New York : Philosophical Library, 1950. Pp. 459. $4.75. Of important recent biographies of Dickens, Mr. Lindsay’s is certainly the longest. By comparison with Hesketh...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 88.
Published: 01 March 1955
... us to hear them. JAMES R. CALDWELL Usiwersity of California Ammican Literary Pioneer: A Biographical Study of James A. Hillhouse. By CHARLESTABB HAZELRIW. New York: Bookman Associates, 1953. Pp. 226. $4.00. Mr. Hazelrigg...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 330–344.
Published: 01 September 1970
...J. P. W. Rogers Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 CONGREVE’S FIRST BIOGRAPHER THE IDENTITY OF “CHARLES WILSON” By J. P. W. ROGERS There are several puzzles surrounding Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Amours...
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Modern Language Quarterly 11060455.
Published: 12 February 2024
... on his biographical and intellectual adjacency to the biologist Jakob von Uexküll. Several close readings illustrate the resonance between Uexküll’s theory of the Umwelt and an epistemological shift at the heart of Auden’s poetry, wherein the idea of the self is reconfigured in terms of the embodied...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 345–369.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the changes Styron made to the historical and biographical record, his representation of Turner’s yearnings for a white woman, and the novel’s emphasis on the murder of women and children during the insurrection Turner led, members of the audience condemned the white southern novelist, which is why Styron’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 1940
... without due consideration of the nature of the biographical art and its relation to historical narrative. Readers of the numerous late-Victorian biographies of English statesmen must have asked, as a late Prime Minister asked,s was it necessary to include in all these biographies full...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 299–311.
Published: 01 September 1972
... interlocked. The Spiel remains a mystery, despite the occasional (and seemingly elaborate) explanations we are given as to its history and practice. If we try to touch this thematic center of the novel, we find only a vacuum. Knecht’s “biographer” de- scribes it as “ein Spiel mit samtlichen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (4): 562–564.
Published: 01 December 1990
... subsequent biographers little to do but correct and impose their own perspective, if that. Furthermore, from the 1780s Goethe conceived of the personality as a role, or even roles, and devoted much of his life to constructing his public and especially his posthumous personae. He selectively...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 483–485.
Published: 01 September 1965
... literature. to the present day. ANDREVON GRONICKA U n iuersi t y of Pennsylvania Henry Adams: Th,e Major Phase. By ERNESTSAMUELS. Cambridge: Bel- knap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964. xv + 687 pp. $10.00. The biographer of Henry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 322–325.
Published: 01 June 1941
... bureau error.” Nor can the knowledge of these facts be “sobering” except to those who, in their devotion to the great poet, have drunk too deeply of his indefatigable but not very wise or very critical nineteenth century biographer. This is not to speak ungrate- fully of Masson, whose six fat...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of experience reorients the demands of justice from a desire for immunity from these orders and forces them toward a determination to refashion the biographical and nomological orders of our lives (our habits of dwelling, consuming, legislating) in relation to these other forces and forcings of planetary life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 208–212.
Published: 01 June 1985
..., the doyen of Boswell studies, distilled the magisterial account of the first half of the biographer’s life which he published in 1966 asJames Boswell: The Earlier Years, 1740-1769. The original plan was for Pottle to complete the narrative in collaboration with his longtime associate, Frank Brady...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (4): 559–562.
Published: 01 December 1990
... actually wrote drama that engages in a spirited cri- tique of the Jacobean court, of James and his theories of monarchy. Carefully analyzing the playwrights’ social and intellectual connections and reexamining the available biographical evidence, Finkelpearl builds a solid case that even...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 406–416.
Published: 01 December 1973
... understanding and discussion of Swift’s identity as a satirist. In a recent essay on Swift’s poetry, Maurice Johnson has spoken of “the biographical presence that one strongly feels but cannot quite ac- count for in much of Swift’s poetry One of the possible reasons that the biographical presence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 278–279.
Published: 01 September 1960
.... By ROBERTOWIS. Helsinki : Societi Neo- filologica, Mdnioires de la Socictk NPophilologique de Helsinki, Vol. XXI, 1959. Pp. 158. $2.50. There are few poets ivho have attracted biographers as much as Giaconio Leopardi. His unhappy life, the fascination emanating from his verses and prose...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (1): 117–121.
Published: 01 March 2018
... development of that poetic ethic in two ways. First, she draws freely, if unevenly, on biography. The lack of biographical narratives for the shifting love experiences of the living writers, Fraser and Mackey, starkly contrasts with Heuving’s biographically detailed readings of H.D., Pound, and Duncan. Her...