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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1966) 27 (4): 388–401.
Published: 01 December 1966
... the climax of the poem has been considered Man’s fall in Book IX, when Eve disobeys and Adam out of love settles his fate, and ours. It has been urged that the thesis is the assertion of eternal providence, which, when fully understood, will justify the ways of God and will show the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1941) 2 (4): 654.
Published: 01 December 1941
... reminiscences about his last visit in Eng- land. Most of the material must be labeled trivia, but even trivia about such a colorful personality are interesting. The climax as a typical Twain anecdote is the interview with Elinor Glyn, which was, as Mark Twain said, “one of the damnedest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1952) 13 (3): 299–304.
Published: 01 September 1952
... climax in the last book, sometimes foreshadowed by a lesser climax in the Fourth Book. It is remarkable that this trend holds for all phases of music embraced by our author-musical instruments, song both secular and sacred, the dance, and musical techniques and ideas. And in the light of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1979) 40 (2): 99–114.
Published: 01 June 1979
...: Macrnillan, 1965). 102 SALMACIS AND HERMAPHRODITUS Qne result of the altered climax is to bring the story even closer than it was before to the story of Narcissus, which also has a climax involving water and the death of the hero-though in the case of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1951) 12 (3): 375.
Published: 01 September 1951
...), the author proceeds to apply the latter’s theories on the time element to the English nineteenth-century novel. Three categories are differentiated: (a) a whole span of time is left out; (b) great events are brought to a climax; (c) transitional periods attain a deeper significance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1991) 52 (1): 105–108.
Published: 01 March 1991
... of sequences in which one is “dominantThe frame does not have a separate climax of its own; rather the climax of its dominant sequence functions simultaneously as the climax of the frame” (p. 192). Thus, a major question raised in one part of JAMES HIRSH...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1960) 21 (1): 87.
Published: 01 March 1960
...James W. Hall Charles H. Shattuck. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1958. Pp. 278. $5.75. Copyright © 1960 by Duke University Press 1960 E. E. Bostetter 87 could be no more fitting climax to a distinguished career and no more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1962) 23 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 March 1962
..., earth is closer to heaven and, until the Fall of Adam, is physically linked only with heaven by the golden chain or golden ladder. The building of the bridge by Sin and Death in Book X, pre- sented after the human climax but seeming to occur simultaneously, might be termed the cosmological...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1971) 32 (4): 440–443.
Published: 01 December 1971
... expertness the matter of three different arts, painting, music, and poetry, rising in each division to a climax thatymakes one a little fearful of proceeding; but each * Plums: “One of Hurd’s favorite quotations is ‘I’heseus’ speech in A Midsummer Night’s Dream . . . and he does not always...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1943) 4 (2): 240–241.
Published: 01 June 1943
... current of a national literature. The Gaucho as a literary theme passes from the original folk-songs, through the epic of the pampas, to the prose fiction and drama of modern Argentina. In drama, it reaches its climax in the plays of Florencio Sanchez; in prose fiction, the high point is...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1943) 4 (4): 502–503.
Published: 01 December 1943
..., “The age of the Enlightenment was in some respects more classical than the Golden Age itself” (p. 104), or “The conflict between Christian and pagan ideals reached a climax in the opposition of the eighteenth century to Pascal” (p. 106). Is it a “fact,” that “Pascal and Voltaire shared the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1943) 4 (4): 506–507.
Published: 01 December 1943
...- opment of Malchus’ maledictions against himself after his enforced marriage when he felt the dangers inherent in the flesh. Beginning each of sixty-three lines with Ante, imprecations against worldly love are built up to successive climaxes. Unpleasant to contemplate are : Ante...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1942) 3 (3): 494–495.
Published: 01 September 1942
.... This employment of contemporary materials reaches a climax in 1539 in the satire on Andreas Osiander. Ap- parently the city council was disappointed by the anti-Protestant excesses (Sumberg, pp. 176-79) in which this renewal of the pageant after a lapse of fifteen years had ended, for...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1960) 21 (2): 122–130.
Published: 01 June 1960
.... . . . iAy, marchita de amores con el viento y el agua! . . . Ay, que el amor le pone coronas y guirnaldas, y dardos de or0 vivo en su pecho se clavan. As the dance comes to a climax, the Macho celebrates the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1948) 9 (3): 375–376.
Published: 01 September 1948
... of interminable prayers. The “weak- nesses” of these Gebete, an avowedly unfinished and often undisciplined series, are forceful emotions quite natural to a breathless prayer : “lack of climaxes [of the units] with no departure from the theme, sub- mersion of the individuality of the single...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1943) 4 (1): 99–100.
Published: 01 March 1943
..., all of whom were decidedly influenced in their artistic de- velopment by their connection with Italy. Probably the climax of the book comes in the pages dedicated to Jacob Burckhardt. After Goethe, perhaps no man born north of the Alps was so strongly and definitely influenced in his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1966) 27 (3): 323–331.
Published: 01 September 1966
... the Biumphant climax of earlier but unformed offerings-are repudiated by Har&- son’s examination of the ninth-century Mass and the Lenten festival. His position is that the Easter liturgy in particular is “a drama of extraordinary dimensions and subtlety. This drama is significant in its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1941) 2 (1): 136–137.
Published: 01 March 1941
..., “the typical Expressionist drama ends with the discovery of positive values in life even if the hero SUC- cumbs” (p. 39). This readiness for death is carried to a climax in Kaiser’s Biirger von Culuis, in which Eustache commits “suicide in order to save the others from the plight of choosing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1941) 2 (2): 325–326.
Published: 01 June 1941
... later, expressed with more skill the new senti- mentality, which, backed philosophically by Shaftesbury and Jean Jacques Rousseau, came to a triumphant climax in the Romantic Movement. John Banks’s contribution to this growing trend, how- ever slight, demands consideration of both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1952) 13 (4): 323–332.
Published: 01 December 1952
.... I, v. Here Hamlet encounters the ghost in what can be called the climax of Act I. His first affective response is one of dedication; he will “wipe away all trivial, fond records . . . all pressures past,” that the ghost’s command “alone shall live” in his consciousness. This, however...