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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 317–319.
Published: 01 September 1978
.... G. B. TENNYSON University of Calfornia, Los Angeles The Writer’s Task from Nietrsche to Brecht. By HANSREISS. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1978. xiv + 221 pp. $19.50. It has been a favorite topos of cultural critics at least since Jeremiah that the world is galloping...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 106–109.
Published: 01 March 1980
...<lol- ogy, is thorough (chapter 8 alone has sixty-seven fi)otnotes), accurate in ii spot chick, and often suggests additional reading. The study is supported by thirty- six black-and-white illustrations, most of which are put to good use in the text; like the footnotes, they are grouped together at the end of’ the \wlume. Strangely, there is not one example of’ landscape painting among the illust ra- tions, although Witemeyer devotes an entire chapter to “Landscape and the Beholder.” And, although Witemeyer does niention photography briefly in the text, the book contains no substantive discussion or examples of‘the early Brit- ish masters of the new discipline, such as Fox ‘I’albot, Hill, Adamson, (:anieron, or Carroll, who shared and reflected many of Eliot’s notions of’the importance of the visual arts. A chapter concerning the influence of photography would have been a welcome addition. Witerneyer’s survey is nevertheless an important contribution to George Eliot studies precisely because it assesses and revalues the relation between literature and the visual arts in her work. His reluctance to draw glib or general parallels between the sister arts and his careful identification of‘exact points of’compari- son and influence provide a solid model for future interdisciplinary studies. But the best justification for the book comes in a statement by Witemeyer of‘ Eliot’s own attitude: “She knew that art can help one see and feel, and indeed she valued art chiefly because it can” (p. 156). George Eliot aiid the Visriul Arts should help us also to “see and feel” both the sensitive complexity of her fiction and the creative reciprocity of the Victorian arts. S.I.E:I>HE.N (;AN HAM University oj.Hn wnii :’ InflurUPnrrUP inArt and Lztemtitru (Princeton: Princeton University Pres5, I Y7.5), p. 262. Towards Utopia: A Sludy of Brecht. By KEITHA. DICKSON.Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978. x + 332 pp. $26.00. Keith A. Dickson, a leading...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (1): 79–82.
Published: 01 March 1986
.... PAULDOUCLASS Mercer University, Atlanta Erzwungene Symbiose: Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Georg Kaiser, und Bertolt Brecht in Schweirer Exil. By ROLFKIESER. Berne: Paul Haupt, 1984. 267 pp. The study of German Exilliteratur produced during the Nazi regime has engendered a massive academic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 387–400.
Published: 01 December 1971
...James Redmond Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 GUNTER GRASS AND “DER FALL BRECHT” By JAMES REDMOND Gunter Grass’s play Die Plebejer proben den Aufstand was first per- formed in West Berlin in 1966, when it caused a great...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 346–347.
Published: 01 September 1972
... its scholarship and honesty. ADOLFD. KLARMANN University of Pennsylvania Brecht and Ionesco: Commitment in Context. By JULIAN H. WULBERN.Ur- bana, Chicago, London: University of Illinois Press, 1971. vi + 250 pp. $8.95. Starting...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 308–321.
Published: 01 September 1964
...Ursula Jarvis Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 PERSPECTIVES ON DISTANCE AND ILLUSION OTTO LUDWIG’S ANTICIPATIONS OF BRECHT By URSULAJARVIS The terms “distance” and “illusion,” particularly as they apply...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 451–460.
Published: 01 December 1964
...Edward Diller Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 HUMAN DIGNITY IN A MATERIALISTIC SOCIETY FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT AND BERTOLT BRECHT By EDWARDDILLER Although it has been claimed that Friedrich Durrenmatt intended...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 558–570.
Published: 01 December 1965
...Siegfried B. Puknat Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 BRECHT AND SCHILLER: NONELECTIVE AFFINITIES By SIEGFRIEDB. PUKNAT Among the less disparaging allusions to Schiller to be found in the writings of Bertolt Brecht is the question...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 86–87.
Published: 01 March 1958
...Otto M. Sorensen Volker Klotz. Darmstadt: Hermann Gentner Verlag, 1957. Pp. 140. DM 7.50. Copyright © 1958 by Duke University Press 1958 86 Reviews Bertolt Brecht: Versuch uber das Wmk. By VOLKERKLOTZ. Darmstadt: Her- mann Gentner Verlag, 1957...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 99–114.
Published: 01 June 1962
...Heinz Politzer Copyright © 1962 by Duke University Press 1962 HOW EPIC IS BERTOLT BRECHT’S EPIC THEATER? By HEINZPOLITZER When Bertolt Brecht died in East Berlin, on August 14, 1956, he left behind an impressive literary work, a new method...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 283–291.
Published: 01 September 1961
...Ernst Loeb Copyright © 1961 by Duke University Press 1961 SARTRE’S NO EXIT AND BRECHT’S THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN: A COMPARISON By ERNSTLOEB Sartre’s all-important conclusion that “you are your life, and noth- ing else” (p. 45)l...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 431–448.
Published: 01 December 1966
... of communication, although it is not central, is nonetheless significant. Brecht’s Galileo has overcome the problem; he is quite proud of having written a book about the heavenly bodies “in the language of the market place.” He has been able to fulfill an intention which had been implied in his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 1948
...Günther Keil Bertolt Brecht and Eric Russell Bentley. New York: New Directions, 1944. Pp. 140. $2.50. Copyright © 1948 by Duke University Press 1948 August CIoss 119 abundantly clear and should now be accepted universally that George’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 87–90.
Published: 01 March 1958
... to their ideals, using them as cam- ouff age for his own unscrupulousness. Parallels are drawn between Brecht and other modern artists. An antagonism to the opiate effect of art in the Wagnerian style is common to him and to such composers as Stravinsky, Milhaud, and Honegger. Brecht’s attempt to incor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 343–346.
Published: 01 September 1972
... a serious and worthwhile con- tribution to Schnitzler scholarship. I like it, and I wish it many readers, all of whom stand to profit greatly from its scholarship and honesty. ADOLFD. KLARMANN University of Pennsylvania Brecht and Ionesco...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 365–368.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Cermatori delineates the impact of baroque theatricality on and in their writing is original and convincing. Benjamin’s writing on Bertolt Brecht’s epic theater is well known, yet Cermatori pursues the former’s insights into the latter’s work to the extent that the very cornerstones of Brechtian theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 383–386.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and insightful close readings reveal a trove of “mineral” references in the works of Ludwig Tieck, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Adalbert Stifter, Walter Benjamin, and Bertolt Brecht while demonstrating how this “mineral imaginary” both grounds and unsettles these texts. Groves’s productive ambivalence toward...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 319–322.
Published: 01 September 1978
... their urgency by Nietzsche. George and Rilke attributed to the poet a privileged insight whereby he is able to convert poetry into truth. Hofmannsthal and Brecht also believed that the poet could communicate truth, but in both cases the truth had to be supported by ideology-religious or political...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 465–490.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Rosenberg and Villarejo 2012 . 5 Tretiakov’s lecture was, in the irritated words of Gottfried Benn ( 1971 : 40), “attended by the entire literary world of Berlin.” 6 Walter Benjamin responded enthusiastically in his address “The Author as Producer” (1934), and Brecht began to collaborate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 377–382.
Published: 01 September 1968
... pp. $7.50, cloth; $6.00, paper. Ridge, George Ross. Joris-Kart Huymons. New York: Twayne, WAS 31, 1968. 123 pp. $4.50. COMPARATIVELITERATURE Armato, Rosario P., and John M. Spaiek (editors). Medieval Epic to the “Epic Theater” of Brecht: Essays...