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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 March 1940
...Godfrey Davies Copyright © 1940 by Duke University Press 1940 1 Among the papers that came to me as literary executor to Sir Charles Firth were notes for a lecture on biography and history. I saw these notes in 1914 and then urged their revision and completion for publication. Sir...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 238–239.
Published: 01 June 1951
... Hunt, who was a Clarkean idol, will figure importantly in such a history. Mr. Altick‘s pene- trating observations will be useful to the historian. JAMES R. CALDWELL University of California Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Biography...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 184–187.
Published: 01 June 1955
... of Ronsard po2te de l’amour. SAMUELF. WILL Indiana University nte Embattled Philosopher: A Biography of Denis Diderot. By LESTERG. CRDCKER.East Lansing: Michigan State College Press, 1954. Pp. 442. $6.50. Two Diderot Studies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 274–275.
Published: 01 September 1955
...George J. Becker Copyright © 1955 by Duke University Press 1955 R. H. Super. Washington Square, New York: New York University Press, 1954. Pp. xv + 654. $7.50. REVIEWS Walter Savage Landor: A Biography. By R. H. SUPER.Washington Square, New York...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 275–278.
Published: 01 September 1955
... may see more clearly than ever before how necessary was the mask of irony to cover the raw nerves and wounded spirit of a great artist. The evidence is in this biography ; yet, in spite of its excellence, The Ordeal of George Meredith is not entirely satisfactory. The ordeal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 368.
Published: 01 December 1956
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 458–460.
Published: 01 December 1953
... Critical Biography. By AUSTINWRIGHT. Chicago : Univer- sity of Chicago Press, 1950. Pp. ix + 265. $4.00. Joseph Spence seems an almost perfect candidate for the literary historian in search of a minor figure who reflects significantly the intellectual and artistic preoccupations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 512–514.
Published: 01 September 1941
... University of Texas The Art of Biography in Eighteenth Century England. By DONALD A. STAUFFER.Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1941. Main volume, xiv + 572 pp.; Bibliographical Supplement, x + 293 pp. $5.00 for one volume; $8.50 for both. In 1930 Mr. Stauffer published...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 March 1976
...James Gindin Copyright © 1976 by Duke University Press 1976 TOWARD LITERARY BIOGRAPHY’ By JAMES GINDIN Within just the last decade, a proliferation of thoughtful and sensi- tive books concerning Hardy has considerably deepened the level...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (3): 303–305.
Published: 01 September 1984
...Chris R. Vanden Bossche Fred Kaplan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983. 614 pp. $35.00. Copyright © 1984 by Duke University Press 1984 CHRIS R. VANDEN BOSSCHE 303 Thomas Carlyle: A Biography. By FKEUKAPLAN. Ithaca: Cornell University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 March 1969
... of Fielding and of his age. MARTINC. BATTESTIN University of Virginia George Eliot: A Biography. By GORDONS. HAICHT.New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968. xvi + 616 pp. $12.50. On the face of it, this is a wonderfully objective...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 March 1948
...James G. McManaway E. K. Chambers. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1946. Pp. 80. $2.00. Copyright © 1948 by Duke University Press 1948 106 Rhs Sources for a Biography of Shakespeare. By E. K. CHAMBERS.Ox- ford :At the Clarendon Press, 1946. Pp. 80. $2.00...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 495–496.
Published: 01 December 1947
... Yak University Biography of a War Novel: Zola’s “La Dt2iacle.” By HELENLARUE RUFENER.New York: King’s Crown Press, 1946. Pp. x + 126. $2.75. The thought must have occurred to more than one observer that the history of the last decade could be written using Zola’s titles...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 437–453.
Published: 01 December 1943
...Josiah C. Russell Copyright © 1943 by Duke University Press 1943 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL BIOGRAPHY By JOSIAH C. RUSSELL Although the study of the problems of medieval biography is a very old subject, it has...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 650–651.
Published: 01 December 1941
... to be,” as he remarks, “a handy man with the spade.” He divides his book into two sections. The first is a critical exami- nation of the biographies of Birch, Derrick, Johnson, Malone, and Scott, and of the biographical work of the last hundred years; this section is concluded with an appendix...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 188–190.
Published: 01 June 1987
... University Ben Jomon: His Life and Work. By ROSALINDMILES. London and New York: Routledge 8c Kegan Paul, 1986. xiv + 306 pp. $55.00. We have long needed a biography of Ben Jonson that would gather into a coherent whole the wealth of information inconveniently scattered through the eleven...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 429–431.
Published: 01 December 1971
... by the very nature of the materials with which the author has had to work. Could it be that the subject of Shakespearean biography has attracted not only the odd but the second-rate? Moreover, the book is chiefly vulnerable only to objections that reflect each reader’s ideals about how biography...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 278–279.
Published: 01 September 1960
..., his achievements as an intellectual and a scholar whose knowledge has perhaps never been equaled, are all parts of the unusual attraction he has exerted upon readers and writers. As a result, many are the Leopardi biographies available to us-all of them accurate, and at the same time all...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 452–455.
Published: 01 December 2018
... mean that in a good way. Marianne Moore once accused readers with an indecorous interest in Emily Dickinson’s biography as indulging in a “philistine interest” (150). Modern-day philistines, reflecting their biblical namesakes (Joshua 13:3, 1 Samuel 6:17), are those who are anti-intellectual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 279–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . Letter to the editor . Argus , November 8 . Freeman Edward . 1887 . “ Literature and Language .” Contemporary Review 52 : 549 – 67 . Jordens Ann-Mari . 2012 . “ Smith, James (1820-1910) .” Australian Dictionary of Biography . adb.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-james-4604...