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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (2): 215–217.
Published: 01 June 1991
... is oxymoronic (a word made for Finne- gans Wake if there ever was one); its “meaning”is to be found in the antic joy with which it celebrates contradiction and paradox. “If we regard UZysses as a book in praise of folly, an encyclopedia of comedy, as intent on humorous perfor- mance as on conventional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 477–478.
Published: 01 September 1942
... 477 The Praise of Folly. By DESIDERIUSERASMUS. Translated from the the Latin with an Essay and Commentary, by HOYTHOPEWELL HUDSON.Princeton, New Jersey : The Princeton University Press, 1941. Pp. 166. $2.50. The commonly reprinted translations of Erasmus’ Praise...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 107–123.
Published: 01 June 1987
...Paul Yachnin Copyright © 1987 by Duke University Press 1987 A GAME AT CHESS THOMAS MIDDLETON’S “PRAISE OF FOLLY” By PAULYACHNIN Thomas Middleton’s Game at Chess might have been a play...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 124–144.
Published: 01 June 1987
...Everett Zimmerman Copyright © 1987 by Duke University Press 1987 SWIFT’S SCATOLOGICAL POETRY A PRAISE OF FOLLY By EVERETTZIMMERMAN Pope defends his scatology by asserting that he, like “Virgzl in his Georgzcs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 233–242.
Published: 01 September 1959
...S. L. Goldberg © 1959 University of Washington 1959 FOLLY INTO CRIME THE CATASTROPHE OF VOLPONE By S. L. GOLDBERG The catastrophe that befalls the protagonists of VoZpone has worried critics as it evidently worried Jonson himself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (1): 28–35.
Published: 01 March 1954
... himself to a sweeping indictment of the follies and vices of mankind. His readers therefore have no reason to be displeased with him, for he is singling out no one for censure. In fact, he casts the whole problem in the lap of any reader who may take offense : if that reader is guiltless...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 262–264.
Published: 01 September 1960
... 263 unrepentant in their praise of folly, there are constant reminders in Nash’s pageant of “the darkening prospect of plague and winter toward which the year was turning.” This “two-sidedness,” says Barber, “anticipates Shakespeare’s way of simultaneously exhibiting revel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 183–198.
Published: 01 September 1957
.... It is chiefly conscience which brings this fool to an awareness of his folly, but he cannot find the cure by himself. Although his defect is of a conventionally moral kind, it has the further effect, always more important to Lessing, of putting its victim out of harmony with the real values...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 March 1959
... of Augustus in Poetaster, though it prescribes a drastically different moral. Instead of correct- ing folly pure and simple, it exposes the folly of trying to correct folly, and thus, in a sense, forms a criticism of Jonson’s own earlier comedy. The inhumanity of the puppets, their unabashed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 75–77.
Published: 01 March 1979
... Erasmus) praises folly in order to exercise our wisdom, who “invites us to use those faculties of choice and recognition which his heroes neglect,” and who “creates in his audience the prophetic spirit lacking in his heroes” (p. 172). The heart of this book consists of closely reasoned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 227–236.
Published: 01 September 1963
... tasted delights prohibited; he who surfetted in pleasures, and had hung up his abused Host for a Scare-crow, see how he is scarrified!”8 Brathwait laughed at Nicholas, and he knew why he laughed. The same logic applies to the undoing of John and Absolon. Folly gives to folly what folly earns...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (2): 135–149.
Published: 01 June 1962
..., sig. Iviiv ; Erasmus, The Praise of Folly, trans. John Wilson (1668), ed. P. S. Allen (Oxford, 1913), p. 112; La Primaudaye, The French Academic (1594), p. 159; Thomas Nashe, The Anutomy of Abmrdities (lSS9), in Works, ed. R. B. McKerrow (London, 1910), I, 23 ; Edmund Spen- ser, Letter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (4): 339–351.
Published: 01 December 1974
... Lucrece’ side, Seeing such emulation in their woe, Began to clothe his wit in state and pride, Burying in Lucrece’ wound his folly’s show. He with the Komans was esteemed so As silly jeering idiots are with kings, For sportive...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 364–377.
Published: 01 December 1987
..., satire, and playfulness; as the novel progresses, Joyce, per- sisting in his folly, appears increasingly Buck-like, so much so that Buck himself eventually becomes dispensable. Buck is felt initially as a potent force, providing the impetus and most of the energy in the opening chapter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 179–194.
Published: 01 June 1970
...” seemed to him to make it only more suscep- tible to the undermining of‘falsehood, which “has change of faces and every one proof against all impression” (p. 293). Butler assayed “the General1 Temper of mankind” as “a Mixture of Cheat and Folly”; and 1 I’ortiolis of llutler’s notebooks...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 23–29.
Published: 01 March 1972
... everyone, in Volpone exemplifies the central theme of “avarice” or “disease” or “folly,” depending on which inter- pretation one reads. “Epicoene explores the question of . . . the de- corum of the sexes” (or “the question of what is natural since “nearly everyone in the play is epicene in some...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 274–288.
Published: 01 September 1968
... smacking of melodrama in The Double-Dealer. Dryden ascribes its limited appeal to its satirical ex- posure of female “Bitchery” and masculine folly and deceit? The im- pulse to shudder over its “tragic venom” and “monstrous vices”6 first arose among the moralists of the 1730’s, when...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (3): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 1956
... was precarious, where there was no regular Conduct of Providence; no regular and well-concerted Means could be of any Service, to procure any desirable End, or avert any Evil. Wisdom and Folly, Carefulness and Idleness, would be upon a Level ; if Beings of a superior Nature were left at large...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 1988
... sees only the literal sense of his dream: Mais fos ne veit en sa folie Fors que sen e raison ensemble, Si come en son fol cueur li semble. (6594-9 6) [But a fool sees nothing in his folly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 264–265.
Published: 01 September 1960
... of the idations (it comedy to analogcrus forms of symbolic action in folk ritual. Recognizing though he does in Falstaff the remarkable fusion oi stage clo\vniiig arid hoIiday folly, lie stresses the fact that the tension betwc.cn holiday and exryday life can bc understood only in the relation...