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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 102–105.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Juliet Shields Novel Ventures: Fiction and Print Culture in England, 1690–1730 . By Leah Orr . Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2017 . vii + 336 pp. Novel Machines: Technology and Narrative Form in Enlightenment Britain . By Joseph Drury . Oxford...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2019
... at the 2018 Modern Language Association annual meeting. These pieces vividly demonstrate that Nancy Armstrong’s first book, Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel , published by Oxford University Press in 1987, continues to inspire live thought. Armstrong’s book has provoked ongoing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (1): 7–12.
Published: 01 March 2019
... writer and a feminist critic. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 Nancy Armstrong Michel Foucault feminist criticism D esire and Domestic Fiction took Jane Eyre away from me. That was disappointing. In the wake of Nancy Armstrong’s anatomization of that novel’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 384–386.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Marina MacKay Telling It Like It Wasn’t: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction . By Catherine Gallagher . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2018 . vii + 359 pp. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 “Nothing I know matters more / than what...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Nicholas Paige Abstract One shared assumption of many recent efforts to delineate a history of fiction (or fictionality, typically understood as a mode of nonliteral reference) is that that term names a conceptual operation, be it intrinsic or culturally learned. This article argues that fiction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 89–90.
Published: 01 March 1962
...: Scottish Common Sense Philosophy and the Origin of American Fiction. By TERENCEMARTIN. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1961. Pp. 197. $4.50. As a study of early American fiction, Terence Martin’s book is entertaining and informative. As a presentation of Scottish Common Sense...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 278–279.
Published: 01 September 1962
... of it. SHERBO Michigan State University ARTHUR James Fenimore Cooper and the Development of American Sea Fiction. By THOMASPHILBRICK. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1961. Pp. xi + 329. $6.25. This book is a successful attempt to place the sea novels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 181–186.
Published: 01 June 1964
...Herbert S. Donow Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 HERMAN MELVILLE AND THE CRAFT OF FICTION By HERBERT S. DONOW Whatever else Melville may have been, he was a novelist only in the vaguest sense of that word. Indeed, “Melville never...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 347–349.
Published: 01 June 1965
... also be grateful to Jeune for writing well. HAROLDA. WATERS University of Rhode Island Thackeray and the Form of Fiction. By JOHN LOOFBOUROW.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1964. vi + 236 pp. $5.00. This new book on the art...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 616–618.
Published: 01 December 1965
...David Daiches Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 Robert Kiely. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964. ix + 285 pp. $5.50. 616 REVIEWS Robert Louis Stevenson and the Fiction of Adventure. By ROBERTKIELY...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 402–417.
Published: 01 December 1966
...Maximillian E. Novak Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 DEFOE’S SHORTEST WAY WITH THE DISSENTERS HOAX, PARODY, PARADOX, FICTION, IRONY, AND SATIRE By MAXIMILLIANE. NOVAK Defoe’s famous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 235–237.
Published: 01 June 1966
...; he has found “controlled dreams”3 and, most important, a quest which has nothing in common with a project or a goal. ~. REN~ERIESE HUBERT University of Illinois Journey to Chaos: Samuel Beckett’s Early Fiction. By RAYMONDFEDERMAN...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 252–254.
Published: 01 June 1967
..., as Santayana once said, that poetry is “itself a theoretic vision of things heard at arm’s length.” OSCARBUDEL University of Michigan Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography. By EDWARDW. SAID. Cambridge: Harvard University Press...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (1): 68–77.
Published: 01 March 1955
...Sergio J. Pacifici Copyright © 1955 by Duke University Press 1955 THE FICTION OF ALBERT0 MORAVIA PORTRAIT OF A WASTELAND By SERCIOJ. PACIFICI The recent translation by Angus Davidson of Alberto Moravia’s first novel, GZi indifferenti (which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 363–364.
Published: 01 December 1955
... ; but amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.” MAURICEJ. QUINLAN Boston College Cooper’s Throry of Fiction: His Prefaces and Their Relation to His Novels. By ARVIDSHULENBERCER. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1955. Pp. vii + 105...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 107–112.
Published: 01 June 1957
...Louis Tenenbaum Copyright © 1957 by Duke University Press 1957 LOVE IN THE PROSE FICTION OF GOBINEAU By LOUISTENENBAUM Gobineau has justly been recognized as the successor to Stendhal and Mkimbe, the outstanding representatives of la tradition siche...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 132–148.
Published: 01 June 1977
...Robert H. Bell BOSWELL’S NOTES TOWARD A SUPREME FICTION FROM LONDON JOURNAL TO LIFE OF JOHNSON By ROBERTH. BELL Boswell’s London Journal, 1762-1763 reveals a great deal about the author’s youthful struggles arid tumultuous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the political dimensions of Austen’s fictions were fading to obscurity, Gaskell drew on Austen’s portrayal of domestic relationships to underscore their relevance to “public” problems. On this view, the Austenian courtship plot does not contain political anxieties so much as animate them, with the logic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (1): 128–131.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Matthew Levay matthewlevay@isu.edu The Cambridge Introduction to British Fiction, 1900–1950 . By Robert L. Caserio . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2019 . xv + 285 pp. Copyright © 2022 by University of Washington 2022 Of all the changes that academic publishers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (1): 87–110.
Published: 01 March 2007
... French Fiction (2006) and coeditor of a special issue of Yale French Studies , “Crime Fictions” (2005). Legacies of the Rue Morgue: Street Names and Private-Public Violence in Modern French Crime Fiction Andrea Goulet dgar Allan Poe’s inaugural detective story “The Murders...