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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1963) 24 (3): 237–244.
Published: 01 September 1963
...Allen Guttmann Copyright © 1963 by Duke University Press 1963 FROM TYPEE TO MOBY-DICK MELVILLE’S ALLUSIVE ART By ALLEN GUTTMANN The complex allusiveness of T. S. Eliot and James Joyce has been the subject of much adverse criticism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1967) 28 (4): 492–494.
Published: 01 December 1967
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1976) 37 (4): 392–393.
Published: 01 December 1976
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1963) 24 (2): 172–176.
Published: 01 June 1963
...J. J. Boies Copyright © 1963 by Duke University Press 1963 THE WHALE WITHOUT EPILOGUE By J. J. BOIES Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published by Richard Bentley in London in a three-volume edition entitled The Whale ( 1851). No...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1969) 30 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 1969
... 69 Blaine, Anthony is both cynic and idealist. But in this novel the possi- bilities are extrapolated into polar characters, Anthony’s friends, the idealist Dick Caramel and the cynic Maury Noble (the names them- selves are ironic tags), who function as surrogates, constantly providing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1955) 16 (4): 325–331.
Published: 01 December 1955
..., was followed in the Transcript by a list of works which included these erudite items: “a philosophical romance, ‘Redburn’ ; ‘Plute [sic] Jacket ; or the World on [sic] a Man-of-War’ ; ‘Moby Dick’ ; ‘Pierre’ ; ‘Israel Potter’ ; ‘The Prazza [sic] Tales’ . . . .” The Albany Argus, by the same...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1940) 1 (2): 195–206.
Published: 01 June 1940
... and his work in a way that leaves them recognizable though unreal. For example: The best general discussion of Melville in print insists that “with Mardi, Moby-Dick, and Pierre . . . . he deliberate- ly set himself against the main currents of fiction-writing of his time” ; it refers to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1945) 6 (3): 355–356.
Published: 01 September 1945
...Paul H. Kocher Hugh G. Dick. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University California Publications in English, Vol. 13, 1944. Pp. x + 218. $2.00. Copyright © 1945 by Duke University Press 1945 Tom Perte Cross 355 if on no other grounds, by the analysis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1962) 23 (4): 337–352.
Published: 01 December 1962
... Melville seems to have made an independent, implicit judg- ment which emerges in those sections of Moby-Dick deriving from the Holy State. Melville as creative artist thus appears as a deeper and more perceptive critic than his professional contemporaries ;5 and con- 1 Merton M. Sealts, Jr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1961) 22 (2): 125–134.
Published: 01 June 1961
... Emersonianism are of central importance. One en- counters them, so to speak, with the arrival of every fresh disaster. In Moby Dick, Captain Ahab sets forth with distinctively Emer- sonian expectations. The white whale, as Ahab conceives of it, is simply a visible object, fraught with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1964) 25 (2): 181–186.
Published: 01 June 1964
... mastered the com- mon techniques of fiction.“lHis early works were strongly autobio- graphical, and, once he had found his theme, his knowledge of the craft of fiction was no match for his vision of metaphysical immensity. His later works, from Moby-Dick to Budd,Billy provide ample evidence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1950) 11 (3): 317–324.
Published: 01 September 1950
... are slaves- and yet men!1° Throughout Melville’s books there is warm understanding and sympathy shown for the Negro. In Redburn Melville speaks of the freedom Negro sailors enjoy in Liverpool as contrasted with the restrictions on them in their own country.ll In Moby Dick Melville...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1944) 5 (4): 511–512.
Published: 01 December 1944
... University on the Percy Turnbull Memorial Founda- tion in November 1941. Pp. 133. $2.00. Boas, Frederick S. (editor). The Year’s Work in English Studies. Volume XXII, 1941. Pp. 245. $3.75. Dick, Hugh G. (editor). Albumazar: A Comedy [1615], by Thomas Tomkis. Berkeley and Los Angeles...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1988) 49 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 June 1988
... personages,” and he questions whether characters based on “actual historical personages” have any more “authenticating force [as history] than . . . the ebbing sea of shaggy red prairie grass in My Antonia” (p. 14). If so, however, then why has he not included Mob-Dick as an American...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1952) 13 (2): 218–219.
Published: 01 June 1952
... in the Valley of Typee symbolizes the Fall.” (Here the Fall would be succeeded by Eden.) Granted that Moby-Dick, Pierre, The Confidence Man, Billy Budd, and much of Melville’s other work merit search for complex intention, surely Professor Chase is putting a burden of symbolism on...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1972) 33 (1): 54–66.
Published: 01 March 1972
... HERSHELPARKER The Melville industry’s biggest year was 1970, with at least eight books. Complicity exempts me from discussing three of them: “Moby-Dick” as Doubloon and two volumes in the Northwestern- Newberry Edition, Marcli and .White-Jacket. Even without these three, the others...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1969) 30 (3): 386–401.
Published: 01 September 1969
...- ous shortcomings to Dickens’ mode of characterization, have been found to have serious shortcomings of their own. The stature of Dick- ens, we are now being told, may demand other measures than those formulated by the authors of Middlemarch and The American. How- ever, since the following...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1982) 43 (3): 300–302.
Published: 01 September 1982
... language of symbol” (p. 102); and another step brings us to Mob Dick, “an intense examination of what men might do once ‘meaning’ had become . . . a privately mediated affair between an individual and his conscience” (p. 159). Other theorists were also influential in the development of “a climate...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1948) 9 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 March 1948
... Constable edition are not included here. In “Bridegroom Dick,” for example, occur several unmentioned variants. Readers are again left in doubt about which edition to accept. An authoritative and definitive text of Melville’s writings is ur- gently needed, but a volume apparently produced...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1947) 8 (4): 505–506.
Published: 01 December 1947
... Magistrate, The Schoolmistress, and Dandy Dick. More remark- able, however, is the presence of two famous names, Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw. The discussion of techniques of the farce is illus- trated, inter alia, with citations from The Importance of Being Earnest, as a “Farcenkomodie”; and a...