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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 349–372.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the theme of expectation, contends that “Milton’s first great poem succeeds by staging the failure of its fondest dreams,” that is, “a purified poetry that separates itself from a fleshly, pagan inspiration.” 3 Scholars have long been attuned to the role that music plays in the making of Milton’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2010
... to upgrade the romance with which he began to an epic poem, given that the differences between romance and epic that modern critics claim are at work in Orlando furioso did not come to the fore as issues in Italian poetics until about fifty years after the poem's first composition; and (2) the persistence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 169–192.
Published: 01 June 2020
... a contemporary, twenty-first century, argument for the concept of Welsh colonization,” Aaron ( 2013 : 46) finds that the historical narratives in the poem and its notes infuse it with a spectral frisson of ancient Anglo-Welsh violence: [ Beaumaris Bay ] suggests that [Welsh] history is still haunting...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., masking the first English manifesto of deism as an adulatory letter to Dryden. This argument solves several long-standing problems in the interpretation of Dryden’s poem and in the historiography of early English deism. I wish to thank Christopher Ricks, James Anderson Winn, Howard Weinbrot, Phillip...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 397–419.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the temptation to regard all lyric poems as first-person expressions of subjective feeling. 7 Rossetti edited and translated the poems published as The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo D’Alcamo to Dante Alighieri, 1100–1200–1300 (1861). His Poems (1870) included three of his translations of poems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
... that significant parts of Schiller’s poem cross linguistic barriers and cultures today thanks to the euphoric cho- rus of Beethoven’s last symphony, first performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824 (Sachs 2010). His music eventually transformed Schiller’s Sturm und Drang from a bygone popular culture within...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (2): 158–164.
Published: 01 June 1960
... be difficult to make a case, aesthetically speaking, for the inclusion of one of these poems and the exclusion of the other. And as for the personal elements, they seem more pro- nounced in the second poem, which mentions Lou by name, than in the first. But different conclusions can be drawn...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (2): 179–195.
Published: 01 June 1976
... in itself; yet each in a sense is a stage in a kind of struggle out of the slime; part of a slow spiritual progress; an effort to be born, and later, to become something more.” The process of these poems is “cyclic”: I believe that to go forward as a spiritual man it is necessary first...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 353–359.
Published: 01 December 1962
... supervised by the poet), we notice the typographical subordination of the titles of the separate poems. The use of italics and marginal location are a first step in the absorption of the poems by the book. This variety of unresolved tension is present in a different way in Jorge Guilldn’s Cn‘ntico...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 122–124.
Published: 01 March 1944
....” TUCKERBROOKE Yale University Poems. By RAINERMARIA RILKE. Translated by JESSIE LEMONT. New York: Columbia University Press, 1943. Pp. xxi + 185. $3.00. In 1918 Miss Lemont was the first of Rilke’s American interpre- ters, at a time when the poet was practically unknown here...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 283–284.
Published: 01 September 1962
...,” in the “Sommaire” and in the table of Tome 11, he printed, under the same general title, two pieces of which the first is called “La Charite” (11, 191-97) and the second “Elegie” (11, 197-201). Indeed, these two poems are intimately con- nected with one another. They refer to the same princess...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 March 1944
... of them,” she adds. Her selection consists of six of the First Poems, ten Early Poems, and thirty-one from the Book of Pictures. To mark the Rodin period there are thirty-seven New Poems. The three divisions of the Book of Hours are represented by nine, five, and three excerpts respec- ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 99–100.
Published: 01 March 1961
... of 158; “mater” in vi, 4, of each, and one or two other resem- blances even less convincing. Much of Huisman’s criticism is highly subjective. The first poem is “anmutig in Ausdruck und Aufbau,” the second “zeigt eine, wiewohl nicht ganz un- geschickt, so doch weit tiefer stehende...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (1): 89–91.
Published: 01 March 1954
... conclusions. The poet’s borrowings from Petrarch and others does not alter the fact that his very first poem, “Des beautez qu’il voudroit en s’amie,” places him “parmi les tenants de l’amour bas” (p. 30)’ that this “amour de la chair” runs throughout his work but is especially vigorous during...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (3): 310–314.
Published: 01 September 1977
... and alertness of her procedures that the accounts of poems so often written about as Sonnet 15, “The Good-morrow “On My First Sonne,” and “To,His Coy Mistress” seem neither banal nor contrived, and that her interpretations of “The Can- onization” and “The Unfortunate Lover” are indisputably novel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 March 1961
... Waltharius and the Polish story of Walterus, Graf von Tynecz, of which the earliest form is to be found in the Chronicle of Bogupalus, which recounts the history of Poland up to 1272. The first part of the Polish account does resemble the Latin poem, but the sub- sequent adventures of Walterus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 345–349.
Published: 01 June 1942
... Daubrun, basing it to some extent on theatrical records unexplored until now, but also making a very skilful use of well-known material. He first recalls the “cycle de la femme aux yeux verts” of the Fleurs du Mal, beginning with the six poems generally accepted as belonging to Marie Daubrun...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 61–67.
Published: 01 March 1944
... reference to death, and often more than one poem on a page mentions it. In the first poem, “The Argument of His Book,” after “May-poles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,” are mentioned, he concludes : . . . I sing (and ever shall) Of Heaven, and hope to have it after...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 313–315.
Published: 01 September 1961
... of this book. Perhaps the “great emotion” (p. ix) Rilke brought into Peters’ life had to find expression, and thus inspired him to write this praiseworthy book. Rilke has fascinated and enthralled readers and critics almost from the time his first poems appeared, and the literature about him has...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (2): 177–192.
Published: 01 June 1975
... of these and be sure it would lead him eventually to the others. I would prefer, however, to use the events of chapter 11 (“First Poem”) as a center, and notice how these special radii converge there. The reconstruction will perforce be inadequate, but nevertheless let me sketch some of the early points...