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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 391–412.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Merrill Turner Although Virginia Woolf’s critical writings pay special tribute to Anton Chekhov’s stories and plays, his role as preceptor in relation to her own fiction has not been fully explored. Not only does the manuscript of To the Lighthouse display clear affinities with Chekhov’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 162–185.
Published: 01 June 1987
... tragicomedy of Beaumont and Fletcher or Shakespeare’s last plays. There is, however, a closer Shakespearean analogue to Chekhov’s play. The polarities of lyricism and skepticism, pathos and farce, youthful optimism and bittersweet nostalgia, community and isola- tion that are so distinctively...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 501–503.
Published: 01 December 1964
... shape in The Wild Duck, in Chekhov and Pirandello, and has been more recently exploited by Anouilh and Tennessee Williams and the playwrights of the absurd. He begins, however, with Euripides (A lcestis and Helen) whose formula for mixing the grotesque and the horrible had no attraction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 606–610.
Published: 01 December 1965
.... 606 GEORGE J. BECKER 607 Pushkin at one end of the continuum and Chekhov and Sholokhov at the other, while omitting from discussion Turgenev, whose stock has fallen resoundingly since the days of Flaubert and Henry James. What links...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (4): 519–523.
Published: 01 December 1995
..., Boym begiris with Mayakovsky, whose suicide note lamented that “the love boat has crashed against bt.” The relation of 6yt to 6ytG (spiritual being) is then explored in writers from Pushkin to Tolstoy and Chekhov to the critics Roman.Jakobson and Iurii Lotman. As for poshlost’, Boym’s main...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 323–331.
Published: 01 September 1966
... but meaningless on the printed page. Yet our ignorance of what constitutes partiGpation must finally obscure our understanding of a Shakespeare or a Chekhov. lo. B. HARDISON,JR. Christian Rite and Christian Drama in the Middle Ages: Essays in the Origin and Early History of Modern Drama...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (3): 371–373.
Published: 01 September 1992
... is not Chekhov’s forte” (p. 467) or “Point of view is not Chekhov’s forte” (p. 471). Terras’s judgments reveal a general leveling tendency; his praise is seldom unequivocal, and he finds latent weaknesses even in classics. Pushkin’s “Exegi monumentum” (1836) “does not compare favorably with Derzhavin’s” (p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 485–488.
Published: 01 December 1966
... of Chekhov's story "Gusev," the world, the universe, of A Passage to India has a beauty (and an order) "for which," to use Chekhov's words, "it is hard to find a name in the language of man." For ultimately, whatever our psychic condi• tion, that universe goes beyond rational comprehension and finite...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 92–96.
Published: 01 March 1979
...”; Arvids Ziedonis, Jr., “Problems of Modernization in Blaumanis’ lndrani and Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard”; George C. Schoolfield, “Rilke and Brandes”; Karl E. Webb, “Rainer Maria Rilke and Paul Cbzanne: A Stylistic Comparison”; Walter H. Sokel, “Kafka’s Law and Its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (1): 88–89.
Published: 01 March 1960
... Vakhtangov production of Erik XZV in Moscow in 1921, with Michael Chekhov as the king, was a styliza- tion of history that should be entered in the log of Strindberg’s plays. Indeed, the vicissitudes of all of these plays inside and outside of Scandinavia is a mat- ter of both stage and cultural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (1): 89–90.
Published: 01 March 1960
..., the distinguished Lindbergs father and son as the king and Erik respectively. The notable Vakhtangov production of Erik XZV in Moscow in 1921, with Michael Chekhov as the king, was a styliza- tion of history that should be entered in the log of Strindberg’s plays. Indeed, the vicissitudes of all...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 499–501.
Published: 01 December 1964
... for the dramatic attitude which, in the last hundred years, took shape in The Wild Duck, in Chekhov and Pirandello, and has been more recently exploited by Anouilh and Tennessee Williams and the playwrights of the absurd. He begins, however, with Euripides (A lcestis and Helen) whose formula...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (4): 411–413.
Published: 01 December 1977
... quoted an actor or theater director, or mentioned a theater or any of those productions that established the plays on stage or screen. At least Ionesco, Chekhov, Genet, O’Neill, Rattigan, Saun- ders, Osborne, Wesker, and Simpson had been mentioned, and this was a little reassuring. Quigley’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 88–90.
Published: 01 March 1980
... only a few-Hof’mannsthal, Orton, Middleton, Chekhov, Strindberg, Gorky, Chi-au- doux, Gilbert and Sullivan, Sheridan, the Seroiid Sh~pIierd~’Plq, PI Durrenmatt, and innumerable recent stage pieces. There are wonderful anal- yses of plays that fall between genres, such as Wilde’s Lady...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 1971
.... Whitewater, Wis.: Language Press, 197 1. xiv + 4 14 pp. Steiner, George. Extraterritorial: Papers on Literature and the Language Revolution. New York: Atheneum, 1971. xiii + 210 pp. $7.95. Styan, J. L. Chekhov in Performance: A Commentary on the Major Plays. Cam- bridge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 221–224.
Published: 01 June 1984
... University Press, 1983. xx + 413 pp. $40.00. Wellek, RenC and Nonna D. (editors). Chekhov: New Perspectives. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Twentieth Century Views, 1984. 206 pp. $5.95, paper. 224 BOOKS RECEIVED Zholkovsky, Alexander...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 212–215.
Published: 01 June 1985
... comparative studies than has Henry James. Books have been written about the literary or personal relations of James to Henry Adams, Balzac, Chekhov, Conrad, Flaubert, Hawthorne, John Hay, Howells, Ibsen, ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 June 1985
..., Balzac, Chekhov, Conrad, Flaubert, Hawthorne, John Hay, Howells, Ibsen, 2 16 REVIEWS Nietzsche, Turgenev, H. G. Wells, and Edith Wharton. Ross Posnock, in his excellent recent study, convinces the reader that Browning was to James as important...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 362–366.
Published: 01 September 1966
... University Press, 1966. xv + 188 pp. $7.50. Haugen, Einar. Language Conflict and Language Planning: The Case of Modern Norwegian. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1966. xvi + 393 pp. $10.00. Hingley, Ronald. Chekhov: A Biographical and Critical Study. New York: Barnes & Noble...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (1): 83–89.
Published: 01 March 1986
.... (editor). A Chekhov Companion. Westport, Conn., and London: Greenwood Press, 1985. ix + 347 pp. $45.00. Eaves, Morris, and Michael Fischer (editors). Romanticism and Contemporary Crit- icism. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1986. 246 pp. $29.95, cloth; $8.95, paper. Elbow...