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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1990) 51 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 1990
...William L. Tarvin Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 TRAGIC CLOSURE AND “TRAGIC CALM” By WILLIAML. TARVIN At the end of tragedy, whether measured formally, themati- cally...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1942) 3 (4): 603–604.
Published: 01 December 1942
... letter, The Calm, is more difficult to date, but it may have been composed about the situation on or near September 1, 1597, when part of the fleet was off the coast of Spain and in imminent danger of attack from the Spaniards. With reference to the naval situation during the calm, it is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1943) 4 (3): 368–369.
Published: 01 September 1943
... “Calm is the sky: the trees are very calm”; or in “Sweet music steals along the yielding soul, / Like the brisk wind that sows autumnal seeds . . . .” His themes are few, and all familiar, but they are genuine. Little in the way of editorial apparatus accompanies the poems. A few...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1983) 44 (3): 305–310.
Published: 01 September 1983
... critics, including those whose books I am reviewing, have departed from this habit of selecting the Wordsworthian mo- ment in Wordsworth’s poetry to try to define a pattern or structure of moments that characterizes his works. James H. Averill describes a cathartic movement from suffering to calm...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1941) 2 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 March 1941
... through a11 the con- tinents, Invites no one, promises nothing, sits in calmness and light, is positive and composed, knows no discouragement.10 All three of the poems from which the selections are taken ap- peared first in the 1856 edition, but the third example was not...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1949) 10 (3): 400.
Published: 01 September 1949
... of our destiny, and all that we can do is with calm courage to hold the reins firmly, and to guide the wheels, now to the left, now to the right, avoiding a stone here, or a precipice there. Who can tell whither he is being borne? seeing he hardly remembers whence he has come” (Bohn, 11...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1943) 4 (3): 386.
Published: 01 September 1943
... con- trast with the mindless quality of Dickens’ genius. In this complete and satisfying study of Thackeray, Mr. Dodds has apparently left no scrap of Thackeray’s writing unexamined. The task is performed with a convincing thoroughness. It is a calm and measured judgment that gives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1956) 17 (4): 357–365.
Published: 01 December 1956
..., is ahsent- mindedness at such a moment defensible, understandable. Naturally the Utiddhist remains calm in the niidst of the tumult of appearances. as did the Buddha in the face of the machinations of the evil N,iga. Buddha forthwith stepped within the fiery grot, and took his seat with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1943) 4 (2): 251–252.
Published: 01 June 1943
... quality of Dickens’ genius. In this complete and satisfying study of Thackeray, Mr. Dodds has apparently left no scrap of Thackeray’s writing unexamined. The task is performed with a convincing thoroughness. It is a calm 252 Reviews and measured judgment that gives one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1955) 16 (4): 379–380.
Published: 01 December 1955
... holocaust, 03 l’herbe ne pousse plus (1952). Among other things he damns it for its “grandiloquent lucubrations” (p. 31). How commendably little of the latter! Actually much of the book’s strength derives from the “restrained style” and the “calm tone” which, in the same passage, he deems central...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1945) 6 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 March 1945
... democracies. We must, however, share the author’s calm confidence in the remedies that may, and must, be applied so that this form of government may endure. J. C. CHESSEX University of l Vashing t o n ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1948) 9 (1): 118–119.
Published: 01 March 1948
...- ening dualism, but a grandiose synthesis in which passion and calm- ness, unrest and sweetness, laconic brevity and cyclic parallelisms, plasticity and music, lapidary intensity and massivity are harmonized : “hochste Erregung durchgluht ruhende Geschlossenheit” ( p. 78). Each item in the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1976) 37 (1): 47–67.
Published: 01 March 1976
... autumnal calm of section 11 and in the biblical language of section 12), and then more confi- dently (in the sacramental landscapes of sections 86 and 95), with re- demptive powers in nature. Thirdly, by using puns and epigrams to activate the mind, the mourner delivers his grief, which is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1940) 1 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 March 1940
.... I1 calme notre angoisse par le fait m6me de rCpCter les m6mes sons: une ripktition peut &re stimulante et Cmoustillante comme dans le ref rain d’une autre ballade villonnienne A CnumCration de femmes, dont le son crCpitant imite le bagout de toutes ces “langagitkes”: IZ n’est bon bec...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1948) 9 (4): 492–496.
Published: 01 December 1948
....”l6 Moliitre’s Alceste is a wrathful lover, who is nevertheless handled with the greatest of ease by CPlimhe. He is jealous and full of anger, and nothing can calm his fury; yet not only is his fury calmed, but he pleads with the woman he is accusing, 13 E. LegouvC, “A propos du...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1958) 19 (2): 185–187.
Published: 01 June 1958
... this book. A persistent error in Kafka criticism is the tendency to presume on the doc- trine of the absurd and to regard his stories as allegorical fabrications whose calm translations of Christian theology, the Jewish Diaspora, and Kierkegaardian existentialism into the petty...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1942) 3 (1): 125–126.
Published: 01 March 1942
... toward an Aristotelian ideal of justice, struggles to achieve justice rather than honor ; whereas Laertes and Fortinbras seek honor first. But Hamlet has before him even a deeper ideal than the achievement of a reasonable life. Ham- let seeks a philosophic calm in the face of trouble and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1949) 10 (3): 400–401.
Published: 01 September 1949
... translation. A comparison of the last lines of Goethe’s work will show the difference, however slight, between the 1933 Bohn and the new version: “The coursers of time, lashed, as it were, by invisible spirits, hurry on the light car of our destiny, and all that we can do is with calm courage...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 278–279.
Published: 01 September 1960
... is impossible to speak of Leopardi and of his life without studying and expounding upon his poetry. During his thirty- nine years, he quickly passed from the great hopes and illusions of youth to the disillusionment and calm equanimity of old age, and in this process he under- stood the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 280–281.
Published: 01 September 1960
... sources, and once (p. 16) to show the contrast between Wiglaf’s calmness in the presence of the dying Beowulf and the expression of grief in similar situations characteristic of heroes in classical antiquity and the Old French and Middle English romances (and to this subject he returns on...