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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 352–368.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Juliet Mcmaster Copyright © 1982 by Duke University Press 1982 “IMBECILE LAUGHTER” AND “DESPERATE EARNEST” IN THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL By JULIET MCMASTER...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 158–160.
Published: 01 March 1969
... only in some of its smallest units, its brief, energetic, and frequently telling sentences. CALVINBEDIENT University of California, Los Angeles Desperate Saith: A Study of Bellow, Salinger, Mailer, Baldwin, and Updike. By HOWARDM...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (2): 181–192.
Published: 01 June 1980
... truly lifts from time’s flow the pure subjective essence of each moment of human con- sciousness which, in its previous “real” existence, was obliterated by deadening falsity, disillusionment, and desperation. Proust’s central be- lief in this respect is in the redemptive power of a fiction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 March 1969
... and scarcely co- hesive, is arresting and attractive only in some of its smallest units, its brief, energetic, and frequently telling sentences. CALVINBEDIENT University of California, Los Angeles Desperate Saith: A Study of Bellow, Salinger...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 223–227.
Published: 01 September 1960
... give it credit for.” Bush observed that typically the revenger “is driven by a sorrow and desperation beyond Stoic patience, when ‘there is so great a fever on goodness that the dissolution of it must cure it Moreover, the revenger’s act is not performed in “resignation or fortitude...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 496–498.
Published: 01 December 1947
... postponed trial, he none- theless accepts, almost at face value, the documents which make of the author of the noblest English book on chivalry a brutally lawless, desperate man. Desperate undoubtedly Malory was, as two escapes from prison prove, but that he was guilty of the crimes charged...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (2): 142–157.
Published: 01 June 1960
... of action or make their own consolations; some are in desperate need of the solace of a comforter and receive it; some are left comfortless. Since the drama which preceded Shakespeare passed on few examples and no formulas for using the consolutio, Shakespeare was free to choose the forms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (4): 350–353.
Published: 01 December 1963
... (28-36)’ and divinity ( 37-49), before deciding upon necromancy (50 ff.) . The pattern of this soliloquy allows Faustus to pursue a series of unaccepted career possibilities through to a final commitment. In the closing soliloquy, Faustus desperately casts about for avenues of escape from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 412–415.
Published: 01 December 1982
... belonged by nature, and that he had made himself unworthy of the love of any respectable woman, he proceeded to make a difficult enough situation desperate by marrying his drunken, street-walking Nell. And this even though he had already found that living with her was hardly a source of joy; indeed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 144–162.
Published: 01 June 1984
... intrusion. The eye is “stayed” not only by being stopped but by being supported as the speaker is granted a moment of peace. The dominant mood is an intense nostalgia for the lost youth represented by the children playing here; the feeling is only intensified by the slightly desperate recog...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 75–80.
Published: 01 March 1975
...- vens’s comic turns are not detours off the long road to Redemptive Imagination; they are fundamental to his way of being, as are his skepti- cism, irony, tact, desperation, and desire. Time and again the prophetic critics turn to Stevens’s line “God and the imagination are one” as the most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 579–580.
Published: 01 December 1940
... Aristotle at the very source, and how his own life of studies and combats emphasized action in tragedy, a feature so desperately absent from the productions of that age. J.-C. CHESSEX. Uniziersity of JUashington 1,’Ezdzition du Tlzeatrr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (1): 229–251.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- ence and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about what we see and touch” (189); or, “We have but an interval, and then our place knows us no more. . . . our one chance lies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (4): 461–491.
Published: 01 December 2007
... was disclosed, a mythography that at times crystallized into distinctive genres and subgenres of creative writing, at times migrated into different media and into literature ostensibly about another subject, and at times deteriorated, as in A Terrible Plot against London, into desperate finger-pointing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (2): 181–191.
Published: 01 June 1961
... ownership of the bird. The “mein” so often and emphatically used expresses a strong, almost desperate affection for the bird, along with a certain joyous, almost boisterous pride which he (or she) takes in ownership. But ownership does not really fit this strange and strikingly unilateral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 579–580.
Published: 01 December 1940
... at the very source, and how his own life of studies and combats emphasized action in tragedy, a feature so desperately absent from the productions of that age. J.-C. CHESSEX. Uniziersity of JUashington 1,’Ezdzition du Tlzeatrr. By ANDREGIDE...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 507.
Published: 01 December 1950
...; Part Two, The Middle Ages of Immigration, 1790-1865; Part Three, The Last Generations, 1865-1940. The most noticeable impulse behind all German immi- gration seems to have been the search for freedom. A desperate longing for political, religious, and economic freedom drove people to risk...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (4): 315–327.
Published: 01 December 1980
... will is into myne hart went” [ 170 Isaac writhes in bewildered fear, trying desperately to escape from an inexplicable threat yet to stay nevertheless within the bounds of obedience to his father. He begs for mercy, asks what he has done wrong so that he can correct his fault, tries in vain to find...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (1): 48–60.
Published: 01 March 1984
... of this forced recognition of another, he retreats desperately into his earlier notion that all relations are oppositional. He forces the encounter into the familiar pattern of a battle for mastery and sees this descent as an enemy “advance” upon his “solitary self”; the engine of aggression...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 June 1970
... it with equanimity. “I do not think you unfit to face death,” he wrote to her a few days before she died, “but I know not how to bear the thought of losing YOU His final letter to her communicates with almost unbearable intensity the grief, guilt, and desperation which afflicted him in that awful moment...