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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2013) 74 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 2013
... tentatively titled Falling: Revolutions in Science and Literature . Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic . By Molesworth Jesse . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . x + 275 pp. © 2013 by University of Washington 2013 Reviews Chance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David L. Sedley This article interprets Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves as a response to Blaise Pascal’s arithmetic triangle. Pascal used the numbers of the triangle to determine how to divide fairly the stakes of an interrupted game of chance. He called his method “the geometry of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2010) 71 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... case study, since Chinese translators have been more focused historically on translating works into Chinese than on exporting Chinese literature into other languages and thus increasing its chances at an “afterlife.” University of Washington 2010 Wang Ning is Zhiyuan Chair Professor of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1948) 9 (2): 253.
Published: 01 June 1948
... poetic creation. Even his sentimentalism is not personal weakness as much as it is a mannerism of his time and place. This edition shows that when Lanier had a fair chance he could distinguish be- tween flashy but thin writers and those of substance. Lanier made a mistake in devoting so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1970) 31 (3): 391–392.
Published: 01 September 1970
...- erned by the banality of chance. In Durrenmatt’s Bus Versprechen all these trends are finally actualized. The detective-hero Matthai-demoniacal by virtue of his faith in the rational intelligibility of events-solves the mystery, but is tragically thwarted by a stupid chance occurrence. Ambiguity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2015) 76 (3): 393–396.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ellwood Wiggins Chapter 12, “Revolution’s Chances,” is a good example of the artfulness behind Hamilton’s seemingly associative mode of writing. First, he connects Heine’s remarks on Kant’s hidden biography to the secret paradox undermining Perpetual Peace (1795). This leads to an analysis of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1946) 7 (3): 370.
Published: 01 September 1946
... he has a chance to show that with the collapse of a genuine traditional society (the kind, for example, that survived to make Cobbett a great Eng- lish classic), the best talents and most extensive erudition served to make Henley and others only very bad minor poets. If there is today a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1954) 15 (4): 379.
Published: 01 December 1954
..., published pri- vately by its author in order to give the poor student a decent chance to have a text of his own. The author himself, a private lecturer at the Free University of Berlin, has sacrificed his meagre means, as well as his precious time, to bring out a text which he hopes will...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1956) 17 (3): 280.
Published: 01 September 1956
... American cowboy ballad. The choice of topics and the elaboration of the subjects range widely and unevenly, as may be expected in a chance assemblage of interests. The contribu- tions of Schier, Erixon, Loorits, and Hand seem to have a larger relative importance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1948) 9 (3): 368.
Published: 01 September 1948
... anecdotes were absorbed into the canon of Johnsoniana. In 1934, by a classic demonstration of the scholarly axiom that ingenuity and obstinate persistence often invite coijperation from the gods of chance, Professor Clifford’s exertions in quest of the original diary were responsible for its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1967) 28 (4): 512–513.
Published: 01 December 1967
... achieve such a goal. That is what I have tried to do in my last two books on Juan Ruiz. When they reach the Editor’s desk, I hope they get into the hands of review- ers interested in a broader spectrum of literary science. Thank you for giving me a chance to clarify my points...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2007) 68 (4): 575–578.
Published: 01 December 2007
...-twentieth century. The broad historical scope enables him to contrast the ways in which different groups at different times have “structured confrontations with chance” (vii) and to reflect on the forms that these confrontations took as games, as repre- sentations of them and implicit judgments about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2007) 68 (4): 578–582.
Published: 01 December 2007
... at different times have “structured confrontations with chance” (vii) and to reflect on the forms that these confrontations took as games, as repre- sentations of them and implicit judgments about them, and as intersections between gambling practices and the social and ideological preoccupations...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2007) 68 (4): 582–585.
Published: 01 December 2007
... the ways in which different groups at different times have “structured confrontations with chance” (vii) and to reflect on the forms that these confrontations took as games, as repre- sentations of them and implicit judgments about them, and as intersections between gambling practices and the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2007) 68 (4): 586–589.
Published: 01 December 2007
...- bling in France from the Middle Ages to the mid-twentieth century. The broad historical scope enables him to contrast the ways in which different groups at different times have “structured confrontations with chance” (vii) and to reflect on the forms that these confrontations took as games, as...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1955) 16 (4): 363–364.
Published: 01 December 1955
... organization by the dates of the novels, although it presents some difficulties when succeeding prefaces are considered with that of the first edition, affords the reader a chance to follow the development of Cooper’s ideas, which, though remarkably consistent, did undergo some minor changes. With...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1994) 55 (2): 125–147.
Published: 01 June 1994
... Spanish conquistadors invaded Cuzco and carried her off as their pris- oner. An overwhelming sense of the chance-laden, irreversible “moment”at work pervades both the writing and successive readings of this fascinating story. I would like to examine how abrupt percus- sions of the moment...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1967) 28 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 1967
... patterns ac- cording to the rules of prosody. Except for these strictures and the most rudimentary ones of grammar, the words, subject to chance, pour forth at random. (The “automatic writing” of Surrealism and the computer-poetry of the present moment come to mind as analogous.) Then the writer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1974) 35 (3): 322–324.
Published: 01 September 1974
... in modern game theory with the chart of “Callois’s four types of games: 1. agon (games of competition). 2. alea (games of chance). 3. mimiciy (games of simulation, impersonation). 4. ilinx (games involving loss of balance . . Surely these are controlling kinds of game in Tristram Shandy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1988) 49 (1): 80–82.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Reverend Mr. Sewell in The Minister’s Charge, and Basil March in A Hazard ofNew Fortunes-all speak a correct and relatively genteel form of standard English. Hence, it is not merely gra- tuitous, as Nettels notes, that in A Chance Acquaintance, the somewhat rustic Westerner, Kitty Ellison, whom...