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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (4): 419–443.
Published: 01 December 1998
... and Fire: The Elemental Sublime in Swinburne’s Arthurian Tale and Bal’mont’s Medieval Georgian Epic Martin Bidney s Edward W. Said’s Orientalism and his more recent Culture and A Imperialism make clear, the postcolonial literary historian enjoys opportunities...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 March 1983
...Martin Bindney Copyright © 1983 by Duke University Press 1983 DIMINISHING EPIPHANIES OF ODIN CARLYLE’S REVERIES OF PRIMAL FIRE By MARTINBIDNEY In his lectures On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in Histoly (1840),1 a minor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 1971
...Frank J. Warnke Forster Leonard Cambridge: At the University Press, 1969. xvi + 204 pp. $7.50. Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 REVIEWS The Icy Fire: Five Studies in European Petrarchism. By LEONARDFORSTER. Cambridge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 15–28.
Published: 01 March 1968
...Robbert Egan Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 A MUSE OF FIRE HENRY V IN THE LIGHT OF TAMBURLAZNE By ROBERTEGAN Few of Shakespeare’s plays seem to have suffered more critical mis- understanding due...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 197–204.
Published: 01 June 1950
...Selma Jeanne Cohen Copyright © 1950 by Duke University Press 1950 HOPKINS’ “AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE” . By SELMAJEANNE COHEN As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dr5w flSme ; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 11–16.
Published: 01 March 1948
...Willa McClung Evans Copyright © 1948 by Duke University Press 1948 TORMENTING FIRES By WILLAMCCLUNG EVANS In Henry Lawes’s manuscript collection of songs there is an anony- mous lyric beginning, “0 I Am Sick, I am...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 443–459.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of gentle suasion, private consciousness-raising, influence. Moby-Dick is a novel shouting not into the void of a world abandoned by God—or not only—but into the empty space where the theocratic authority of the pulpit once was, where words fired by the titanic power of Godliness itself narrated, shaped...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (2): 285–294.
Published: 01 June 1993
...) : why was it making me squirm? Where was the fire? Certainly the line of argument was not inflammatory. Thomas Jensen Hines claims that the nineteenth century’s grandiose and some- what vague aesthetic ideal of the Gesamtkunstwerk was realized, albeit reconfigured, by a small group...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 247–257.
Published: 01 September 1955
... each Had wondrous, as with Starrs thir bodies all And Wings were set with Eyes, with Eyes the Wheels Of Beril, and careering Fires between ; Over thir heads a chrystal Firmament, Whereon a Saphir Throne, inlaid with pure...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (3): 299–321.
Published: 01 September 1997
..., on the other hand, seem disqualified from critical consideration. Hutton’s theory of “sub- terraneous fire” and Lavoisier’s oxygen theory of combustion were at least as controversial and as fascinating to contemporaries as mes- merism, but in recent criticism references to Mesmer vastly outnumber...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 185–192.
Published: 01 June 1940
... sympathizes ( 13-5) and hears his story (16-7). Then together they go to Busirane’s castle (20), the entry of which is guarded by enchanted fire (21). Leaving Scudamore to wait, Britomart passes the fire safely (25-6) and enters a room hung with tapestries portraying the Wars of Cupid (29-49...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 342–361.
Published: 01 December 1988
.... Tragedy appears in trivial rhyme: “It tosses up our losses” (DS, I And death is the subject of a singsong chorus like those in children’s games: “This is the death of air”; “This is the death of earth”; “This is the death of water and fire” (LG, 11). In its representation of time the poem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 342–361.
Published: 01 December 1988
.... Tragedy appears in trivial rhyme: “It tosses up our losses” (DS, I And death is the subject of a singsong chorus like those in children’s games: “This is the death of air”; “This is the death of earth”; “This is the death of water and fire” (LG, 11). In its representation of time the poem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 463–480.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Between the charge that Nero ruined the legal system of Rome and the charge that he melted down the images of the gods to en- hance his treasury, Marvell inserted the more familiar account of how the emperor set Rome on fire for his own purposes, an event all too...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 510–512.
Published: 01 September 1941
... upon the path and course of the blessed life of Christians (I recollect your deeds), your mind seemed to be kindled by fire come down from heaven and miraculously to burn-whence even now those lights, by which you appear so conspicuous, are seen to shine out and sparkle. Perhaps...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 September 1966
... in The Trembling of the Veil in 1922. Contemplating the fate of the poets of the Rhymers Club, the tragic dissipation of their talent in drink and debauchery, Yeats writes: They had taught me that violent energy, which is like a fire of straw, consumes in a few minutes the nervous vitality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 353–355.
Published: 01 December 1960
... by the author him~elf.~The actors play more than one role, and there is complete insouciance with respect to the most ordinary conventions of classical comedy: Arlequin plays himself and the guardian of the sacred fire within the confines of the first act, in which unity of place is ignored...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 21–53.
Published: 01 March 1975
... the simile of the cave in the Republic: Not only did the sun itself produce cave, and fire, and moving shapes, and the shadows, and their beholders, but in doing so it manifested a property of its own nature not less essential-and, as might well appear, even more excellent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 339–353.
Published: 01 December 1975
... of the diptych begins at line 133, with Wymound’s decep- tion, and ends at line 662, when Egelond and his family have completed the ordeals by fire; the second side begins at line 663, with the Bishop’s deception, and ends at line 806, when Wymound completes his ordeal by fire and is punished. The first...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 77–83.
Published: 01 March 1968
.... There are an impressive number of duplicate copies of The Wheel of Fire or The Imperial Theme in most collegiate libraries, and even small public libraries manage to have a work of Knight’s, acquired long before, say, Revalua- tion or Permanence and Change. Knight has an audience of which no * New York...