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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 339–343.
Published: 01 December 1955
...John Hennig Copyright © 1955 by Duke University Press 1955 GOETHE’S TRANSLATION FROM FONTENELLE’S ELOGE DE NEWTON By JOHN HENNIG In my note on “Goethe and de Candolle” (MLQ, XI11 [ 19521, 277-84) I pointed out that of Goethe’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 301–303.
Published: 01 December 1956
...John Van Eerde Copyright © 1956 by Duke University Press 1956 A NOTE ON FONTENELLE’S HISTOIRE DU THEATRE FRANCAIS JUSQU’A CORNEILLE By JOHN VAN EERDE The Histoire du thkcitre franfais jusqu’h Corneille by Fontenelle (1657-1757) is far...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Plaisir et autres textes théoriques et critiques du XVIIe siècle sur le genre romanesque . Paris : Champion . Fichet Françoise . 1979 . La théorie architecturale à l’âge classique: Essai d’anthologie critique . Brussels : Mardaga . Fontenelle Bernard de . 1966 ( 1686...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 113–118.
Published: 01 June 1972
... strongest argument to lie in the satire of Fontenelle, with whom Voltaire had had a minor quarrel and whom he signifi- cantly refers to in the early editions of Microrn6gas as “le vieux secre- taire.” It should be noted that Fontenelle, who was eighty-two in 1739, ceased to be secretary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 173–196.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Bovier de Fontenelle transformed the oracular voice into a model for political and secular deception. These writers condemned supposed oracles as impostures contrived by political cheats and connivers. Fielding was perhaps most infl uenced by two complex French narratives, Rabelais’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 June 2005
... goût arises, in large part, in response to the increasingly pre- cise defi nition of reason. In the infl uential 1688 Digression sur les anciens et les modernes, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle celebrates the growing ability of reason, in combination with Cartesian method, to arrive at more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (2): 204–206.
Published: 01 June 1959
... to crafty magicians, who live off the credulity of the people” (p. IS). But, aside from the many varied influences which were pushing Voltaire in that direction during the early years of the eighteenth century, can we ignore the importance, in France and outside of France, of Fontenelle’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 79–82.
Published: 01 March 1950
... by all commentators as important groundwork for Perrault and Fontenelle. 6 Louis Leroy (Paris, 1896), pp. 272-75. 6 Author of De ,!a wicissitude des choses en Punivers (Paris, 1575). 7 Becker says : . .. outre que ces mystirieuses abrdviations nous font entrer en dCfiance, les phrases...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 79–87.
Published: 01 March 1963
... and le bonheur mondain, and the relation of the former to Christian attitudes, it goes on to present the ideas of Fontenelle, Pope, Voltaire (in his Remarques sur les Penskes de M. Pascal), Levesque de Pouilly, La Mettrie, Diderot, and minor writers. The analysis of Fontenelle is a partial...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 367.
Published: 01 December 1956
... the influence in England of Fontenelle’s Entretietts sur la plur- alith des mondes, “an unforgettable account of an enlightened French Lady being initiated into the secrets of astronomy,” upon later English books designed to interest ladies in science. He discusses various periodicals which catered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 341–342.
Published: 01 June 1941
.... The empiricists included such famous writers as Gassendi, Bayle, Fontenelle, Voltaire, and La Mettrie. Maintaining that man and beast are of the same essence, they op- posed Cartesian dualism with its corollary that the human soul is immortal and has direct commerce with God through the medium...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 363–389.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., a Foundling , edited by Battestin Martin Bowers Fredson . 2 vols . Oxford : Clarendon . Fontenelle Bernard de . 1989-2001 . Oeuvres complètes , edited by Niderst Alain . 9 vols . Paris : Fayard . Frank Manfred . 1989 . Einführung in die frühromantische Ästhetik...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 366–367.
Published: 01 December 1956
... Bryan, authoress of the Comprndious System of Astron- omy. He explores the influence in England of Fontenelle’s Entretietts sur la plur- alith des mondes, “an unforgettable account of an enlightened French Lady being initiated into the secrets of astronomy,” upon later English books designed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 404–407.
Published: 01 September 2015
...), was the work by which she was chiefly remembered for the rest of the century. It contained twenty letters from the dead to the living, but, unlike the urbanely cynical shades of that underworld genre in Lucian or Fontenelle, Rowe’s departed spirits write from a Christian paradise on the urgent business...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 467–470.
Published: 01 December 1973
... in the faint- ness with which so seminal a source as Fontenelle is made part of the picture, but in the unexpected prominence that is given to Pascal, Malebranche, and Leibniz. Since each of the last three was, in his manner, essentially engaged in the task of saving a theological vision of truth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 149–168.
Published: 01 June 1994
.... The genre’s fundamental paradox was brought out by Fontenelle in his treatise “Discours sur la nature de l’iglogue” ( 1688): To please others in ingenious compositions, men ought to be in a con- dition to free themselves from pressing want, and their minds ought to be refined through...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 208–221.
Published: 01 September 1954
... seems to have had some immediate acquaintance with Ber- nard de Fontenelle’s Entretiens sur la pluralitk des mondes, which had appeared in 1686 and which did so much to popularize the work of Galileo, Descartes, and Copernicus.80At Fontenelle’s popular level, science was something more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 1962
...-century masterpieces. Faguet’s somewhat ungenerous conclusion is that if Voltaire had limited himself to the careful use of his second-rate talents, “il eiit Ct6 ce qu’il est, le plus grand des Fontenelle.”20 Voltaire is greater than the greatest of Fontenelles, but he was clearly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 295–311.
Published: 01 December 1954
..., Fontenelle, and in some cases Cyrano de Bergerac figure as the precursors of the Age of Enlightenment. One would, however, have welcomed a mention of the modifications which the method of the exact natural sciences underwent when it became a general criterion of accurate and objective...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 345–349.
Published: 01 June 1942
...- ville: a Biographical Sketch,” by Philip A. Wadsworth; “Remarques sur la technique dramatique de Corneille,” by Jean Boorsch ; “The Idea of History and Progress in Fontenelle and Voltaire,” by H. Linn Edsall; “Joubert and Voltaire; a Study in Reaction,” by Paul J. Sturm ; “La Plume...