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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 86–111.
Published: 01 March 1969
... earth, waiting for the rain. In Igbo they serve two important ends. They enable the speaker to give universal status to a special and particular in- cident and they are used to soften the harshness of words and make them more palatable. They are called in Igbo “the palm-oil...
Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 354–358.
Published: 01 September 2019
... indigenous poetics. From the start of his career until his death fighting for Biafra, Okigbo “continued to fashion poetry—and fashion himself—out of a unique conjuncture of classical, modernist, Yoruba, Igbo, and jazz aesthetics with the English language and print medium, making the contradictions of life...
Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 171–182.
Published: 01 March 1993
... as Judgments of Value,” Yale Journal of Criticism 5 (1992):201-12, together with my “Response” (225-28). Paul H. Fry is professor of English at Yale University. He is author of The Poet’s Calling in the English Ode (igBo), The Reach of Criticism: Method and Perception in Literary Theory (1983...
Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 309–328.
Published: 01 September 2012
... by the combination of everydayness, the cultural codes of Igbo temporal- ity, and the rituals of a high priest. At the same time, this sense of the world is mediated through a narrative style that carries the signs of modernism: the focus on the character’s consciousness...