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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 354–355.
Published: 01 June 1942
...J. H. Groth S. Kierkegaard and David D. Swenson, Walter Lowrie Princeton University Press, 1941. Pp. xxi + 579. $6.00. Copyright © 1942 by Duke University Press 1942 354 Reviews Concluding Unscientific Postscript. By S. KIERKEGAARD.Trans- lated from...
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Published: 01 March 2021
Figure 2. Jarrell’s notes on the last page of Ash-Wednesday in The Complete Poems and Plays , which include remarks about “obsessional neurosis,” “procrastinatory style,” and “excess of syntax” and conclude with Freud’s formulation about the “peculiar indeterminacy of obsessional style.” More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 297–328.
Published: 01 September 2010
... it comes to the question of Homer and Virgil. Fundamentally, though, both Arnold and Eliot reach toward a transcendental, even religious, view of the classic. The essay concludes by developing the implications of Eliot's “last poet” and the silencing qualities of the classic hinted at in his address...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 395–419.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and the Revolution. Shakespeare is walled off from Milton, drama separated from poetry, prose, and epic. These divides distort the readings of the period’s literature and, at a time of resource scarcity, threaten to limit which writers and texts are researched and taught. The essay concludes with a reading...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as “sites of memory.” This discourse of genius played a keystone role in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s aesthetic and social criticism, or “genial criticism,” which exerted a deep influence on Anglophone culture. The essay concludes by assessing the overall cultural politics of genius in relation to various...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 465–489.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and of academic labor when considered against the backdrop of an unstable neoliberal hegemony, particularly that of the mass automatization and shedding of labor. The essay concludes by considering political and literary examples of collaborative authorship before addressing the question of WReC’s own process...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 165–190.
Published: 01 June 2022
... what the poem does, how it does it, and how it connects with the main themes of Brodsky’s poetry. To further contextualize “Letters from the Ming Dynasty” in twentieth-century literary history, the essay compares it with uses of China by European modernists before concluding by briefly looking...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 81–117.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Figure 2. Jarrell’s notes on the last page of Ash-Wednesday in The Complete Poems and Plays , which include remarks about “obsessional neurosis,” “procrastinatory style,” and “excess of syntax” and conclude with Freud’s formulation about the “peculiar indeterminacy of obsessional style.” ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 152–153.
Published: 01 March 1942
.... Garrett says, “in his [Balzac’s] novels the whole history of fashion from 1798 to 1844 unfolds itself,” and that “the descriptions of costume have two purposes-historical and artistic.” Chapter two notes Balzac’s fondness for fine clothes, but concludes that after all he failed to be a dandy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 497–503.
Published: 01 December 1968
... considerations concerning the influence of Nietzsche on other important Spanish writers of this century, Sobejano concludes by affirming that “Las promociones j6venes espaiiolas estAn muy lejos de Nietzsche. Entre 10s grandes forjadores espirituales del mundo modern-Marx, Nietzsche-prefieren a1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 378–379.
Published: 01 September 1967
.... Beowulf “has enough high qualities without the claim to structural ele- gance” (p. 66). Thus concludes Kenneth Sisam in his latest little book, which claims to be a study of the structure of Beowulf. The claim is not justified by Sisam’s use of the techniques of modern criticism or by his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 439–449.
Published: 01 December 1968
... reality and the promise of eternity. The final thread-Benjy’s trip to town-is the novel’s concluding episode. It is a short scene and, purely in terms of the requirements of the action, an unnecessary coda. It requires close examination, for it is not really clear to most readers what...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 242–243.
Published: 01 June 1943
... under the guidance of the De Duplici Copia, Verborurn ac Rerum of Erasmus. Our authors conclude as to Shakespeare, “We do not say, dog- matically, that William Shakespeare was not a lawyer, or that he had no legal education. . . . But on the basis of our comparative studies, we do...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 340–341.
Published: 01 December 1957
... to the introductory and concluding chapters. Although the material itself is relevant and wisely chosen, it could be much more easily followed had Miss Kelso used the same system of division into headings and subheadings which she employs in the Notes. Chapter 6 (pp. 136-ZlO), which deals...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 312–313.
Published: 01 September 1953
... Kester Svendsen 313 content of formal images out of context is so limited and so weighted with uncertainty that it is not surprising to find the author concluding that “this book cannot be said to change our basic impressions of [Milton He offers onfy this, that “new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 313–314.
Published: 01 September 1953
... limited and so weighted with uncertainty that it is not surprising to find the author concluding that “this book cannot be said to change our basic impressions of [Milton He offers onfy this, that “new lights and shadows, new background and new perspective make a familiar portrait more lifelike...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 394–411.
Published: 01 December 1948
... context, the statement that “Each day is grown a dozen $ear, And each houre, one” reveals that the stanza is the expression of one whose life had previously become a trial and who is now prostrate from a recent addition to his burden. The concluding lines of this stanza more perceptibly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 243–253.
Published: 01 September 1962
... entirely, saying, “And now, Sir, having dispatch‘d what I had to say of Forms, or of Business, let me intreat, you will suffer me to proceed upon my Subject ; and to pardon me, if I make no farther Use of the Epistolary Stile, till I come to conclude,” it is patently absurd to attribute...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 June 2019
... study, John Watkins demonstrates how dynastic marriages that attempt to make peace by bridging religions, cultures, and states shift tellingly over the centuries. His touchstone, the wedding of Aeneas and Lavinia with which the Aeneid concludes, helps crystallize a pattern of changes. In the centuries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 573–575.
Published: 01 December 1940
... on Dante for his phraseology seems to have increased progressively from the period of 1336-1339 at least to the period of the ballate of the Decameron . . .” (page 143). However, in the case of Petrarch, the data prove, Mr. Silber concluded, that the influence of Petrarch on the lyrics...