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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (4): 339–348.
Published: 01 December 1976
... might well expect blue to take on a function similar to that of red and black, and it is my thesis that this is in fact the case. Early in Le Rouge et le Noir we come to know Julien as a young man obsessed with Napoleon. He sees in him a great and dynamic general, but goes beyond historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 219–238.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: Romanticism, Gender, and the Ethics of Understanding (1990), and, most recently, Cato's Tears and the Making of Anglo-American Emotion (1999). MLQ 62.3-02 Ellison 7/12/01 1:17 PM Page 219 News, Blues, and Cowper’s Busy World Julie Ellison he scholarly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (4): 505–538.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Martin Joseph Ponce © 2005 University of Washington 2005 Martin Joseph Ponce is assistant professor of English at Ohio State University. He is at work on a history of Anglophone Filipino literature. Langston Hughes’s Queer Blues Martin Joseph Ponce ollowing the brief...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Michael Skansgaard Abstract Previous historical studies of The Weary Blues have focused on the racial symbolism of Langston Hughes’s technique, which (as the consensus goes) authenticates the voice of the persona through its deliberate simplicity. This orthodox view is wrongheaded from the outset...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (4): 651–682.
Published: 01 December 2000
... that both writers undertook the crucial task of “freeing American literary expression from the restrictions of Puritanism” (21). 2 Baldwin, “Sermons and Blues,” review of Selected Poems, by Langston Hughes, New York Times Book Review, 29 March 1959, 6. Modern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 September 1957
... (Philadelphia, 1930), p. 180, reported that Whistler cared little for music in any profound way. 3 The Gentle Art of Makiy Enemies, 3rd. ed. (London, 1904), pp. 127-28. 4 Some of his titles are: Symphonies’’ in “White,” in “Green and Violet,” “Blue and Pink,” “Violet and Blue,” “Grey...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 198–219.
Published: 01 June 1949
... phenomena This, his first meeting with his new patrons and friends, takes place in the time of roses; in the solemn stillness of the great park his inward ear, turned from all material things, is enabled to hear the delicate whisper of the trees and the overtones of the blue ether...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 498–499.
Published: 01 December 1951
... of the ‘‘social tradition” and the im- portance of the “formal” aspects of her art, he cites a late recording, “Empty Bed Blues,” the salacious lyrics of which were intentionally composed to sell to “white folks.” Slightly earlier recordings, such as “Jail House Blues, “Hard Times Blues...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 March 1999
... “black”issues (i.e., issues that they saw more broadly in terms of social justice). Sol Funaroff, for example, wrote a series of “Negro songs,” sympathetic borrowings or parodies of blues and dialect folk songs that refract working-class political issues through the prism of race. At their most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 499–501.
Published: 01 December 1951
... Blues,” the salacious lyrics of which were intentionally composed to sell to “white folks.” Slightly earlier recordings, such as “Jail House Blues, “Hard Times Blues,” and “Homeless Blues” illustrate more clearly the crucial mistake of separating form from content. But to ignore the early...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 263–271.
Published: 01 September 1962
... inner human violence, is “the monster” : Speak of the soul, the mind. It is An animal. . . . its claws propound, its fangs Articulate its desert days. (“The Man with the Blue Guitar,” p. 174) Stevens would...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 281–317.
Published: 01 September 1990
... not correlate completely with absence of decoration, since M has decorative borders at the beginnings of books (though only two have survived). The two other single-column manuscripts (excepting R as being in a different league), C and H, have no decoration apart from large initials in red and blue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 279–281.
Published: 01 September 1955
..., or at least enough of it to under- stand the title and something of its “richly imaginative content” (p. 72). Al- though it is true that Poe mentions Tieck’s Journey into the Blue Distance in the hero’s list of books, I deem it unlikely that Poe ever saw the original. My reasons are : (1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 60–76.
Published: 01 March 1967
... transfigurings of freshest blue. (P. 102) The poem is consciously meant to chronicle the shaping of natural forms by the mind. Perhaps it is this Gestalt proclivity to order, to make firm and hopefully actual, that prompts Stevens to address his muse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 December 1999
... culture. Hughes, however, imag- ined that his poetry could itself theorize a relation to the institutions it engaged. Many of his poems, written at the same time as the more famous “blues”lyrics of the 1920s, consider the canonical and political implications of aesthetic innovation; they confront...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 448–466.
Published: 01 December 1948
... the Blue and the Lehigh (or South) mountains. A distance of approximately fifty miles sepa- rates the two regions. The choosing of these locations was influenced by the following conditions : ( 1) Berks and Lehigh are known as two of the counties where Pennsylvania German is still spoken...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 425–431.
Published: 01 December 1953
... imprisonment in the Blue Tower at Copenhagen, the experience described in her classic Javnmersminde, is contemporaneous to much of the action in Jacobsen.8 It cannot be precisely determined how Rilke’s attention was focused upon the authoress; the scanty evidence would indicate that it occurred...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 159–164.
Published: 01 June 1951
..., so called by the sailors; a grasping, rapacious varlet. . . . At times, these gentry swim in herds; especially about the remains of a slaughtered whale. They are’the vultures of the deep There is little enough of a zoological nature here, to be sure. Next he presents “the dandy Blue Shark...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 205–216.
Published: 01 June 1950
... American rival in literary criticism, as she became six years later,s she was, nevertheless, a well-known and much marveled at “blue stocking.” Everyone around Boston had heard of her. In February of that year she saw into print her fifth piece of writing. Each was an essay of erudition...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (3): 193–198.
Published: 01 September 1956
... physical appearance. His dress, for instance, is indicative of a vain person who revels in his own mag- nificence and personal display, neglecting no minor detait from his fastidiously groomed hair to his fancy shoes. He skips handsomely in his red hose and light blue kirtle...