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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (4): 447–463.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that presume belief, the other encouraging instead a productive doubt—suggests that Cervantes advances a fully engaged fictionality as an alternative to the exemplary text. In particular, “Rinconete y Cortadillo” and the dyad of “El casamiento engañoso/El coloquio de los perros” show that the picaresque allows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of such ele- gant treatment. American Catholic Arts and Fictions is a remarkable achieve- ment as well as a historical event. James T. Fisher, Yale University Escape from the Wasteland: Romanticism and Realism in the Fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Xenzaburo...
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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 Robert Kiely. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964. ix + 285 pp. $5.50. Copyright © 1965 by Duke University Press 1965 616 REVIEWS Robert Louis Stevenson and the Fiction of Adventure. By ROBERTKIELY...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (1): 181–206.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Garrett Stewart © 2000 University of Washington 2000 MLQ 61.1-09Stewart.ak 6/1/00 2:30 PM Page 181 The Foreign Offices of British Fiction Garrett Stewart his essay sets itself two interlocked tasks, at cross-purposes only if Twe...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 468–474.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Jessica Burstein Late Modernism: Politics, Fiction, and the Arts between the World Wars . By Tyrus Miller. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. xii + 263 pp. © 2001 University of Washington 2001 MLQ 62.4 09 Reviews 10/24/01 5:54 PM Page 453 Reviews...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (4): 471–500.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Tamara S. Wagner © 2002 University of Washington 2002 Tamara S. Wagner is a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge. She has published articles on nineteenth-century literature as well as on postcolonial fiction and is writing a book on nostalgia in the English novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Gerald L. Bruns Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty, and Western Culture . By Russell A. Berman. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2007. xxi + 238 pp. University of Washington 2009 Gerald L. Bruns is William P. and Hazel B. White Emeritus Professor at the University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 256–259.
Published: 01 June 2011
... theory, and twentieth-century American literature. He is working on two books, one on Montaigne, Shakespeare, and early modern political theory, the other on Jack Kerouac's transcultural poetics. Fictions of Embassy: Literature and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe . By Hampton Timothy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 262–265.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Nicholas Dames Nicholas Dames is Theodore Kahan Associate Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is author of Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction, 1810 – 1870 (2001) and The Physiology of the Novel: Reading, Neural Science, and the Form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Roberto M. Dainotto It is often assumed that a special function of imaginative and fictional writing and a special aesthetic value as a distinctive feature of literary prose are the fruits of what has been called the “invention of literature” between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 March 2012
... studies she has published Shattered Vessels: Memory, Identity, and Creation in the work of David Shahar , with Moshe Ron (2004). Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France . By Samuels Maurice . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2010 . ix + 323 pp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 251–254.
Published: 01 June 2012
...David Simpson David Simpson is G. B. Needham Chair and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. His forthcoming book is titled Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger. Ground Zero Fiction: History, Memory, and Representation in the American 9...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 September 2012
... was indeed an important strand of 1960s fiction, especially in the work of John McGahern, this essay argues that it was cross-fertilized by other realist narrative modes, including British documentary writing of the 1950s and 1960s. The Irish New Wave, however, differs in important respects from its British...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
...James F. English Abstract Scholars of contemporary fiction face special challenges in making the turn toward digitized corpora and empirical method. Their field is one of exceptionally large and uncertain scale, subject to ongoing transformation and dispute and shrouded in copyright. It is, however...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., ethos, and temporality of “customer service” might be taken as the dominant logic of contemporary fiction as such. References Amazon . 2013 . “ Record-Setting Holiday Season for Amazon Prime .” Press release, December 26 . phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle...
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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...