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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2013
... explores the wider political stakes of imitation in Du Bellay’s works. The Olive showcases French poetic and cultural superiority through bloody images of mutilation and consumption of Italian sources, reshaping Petrarchism into an attack on Italy as beloved. The sonnets and manifesto jointly target...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 55–80.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Andrew Mattison Abstract This essay describes Abraham Cowley’s tendency, apparent throughout his work but particularly in his collected editions of 1656 and 1668, to embrace the imitation of literary models to an extent that, as he admits, can be disconcerting for readers and interfere...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 308–329.
Published: 01 September 1970
...Anthony LaBranche Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 IMITATION: GETTING IN TOUCH By ANTHONYLABRANCHE What is imitation, or better yet, how does the poet get in touch? For how the poet reaches toward a model and extends...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 219–223.
Published: 01 June 1971
... not seem about to come to an end, Wilson’s memoirs, like most of the essays in his last volume, testify to the value of a civ- ilization perhaps already gone. NORMANKABKIN Uniuersity of California, Berkeley Imitation and Illusion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 1953
...Alessandro S. Crisafulli Copyright © 1953 by Duke University Press 1953 A NEGLECTED ENGLISH IMITATION OF MONTESQUIEU’S LETTRES PERSANES By ALESSANDROS. CRISAFULLI The fiction entitled Letters from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 1976
...Edgar Schell Copyright © 1976 by Duke University Press 1976 SEEING THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY THE ACTION IMITATED BY THE SECUNDA PASTORUM By EDGARSCHELL It has been a long time since...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (4): 555–559.
Published: 01 December 1990
...Lawrence M. Clopper Raabe Pamela. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1990. 196 pp. $30.00. Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 REVIEWS Imitating God: The Allegory of Faith in “Piers Plowman” B. By Pamela Raabe. Athens: The University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Andrea Brady Abstract Milton’s elegy for Edward King was widely admired and imitated in the eighteenth century. These imitations tend to celebrate the poem as an ornamental, musical work while suppressing its politics. By contrast, Samuel Johnson recognized that the poem’s prosody and its generic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...), and in a famous passage near the beginning of Karl Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1851–52), a future poetry was greeted as an original poetry. In each of these instances, however, breaking with the past entailed imitating it, which suggests that poetry's future looks much like its past, the way...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (4): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of romanzo matter and structure in the poem's last nine cantos. Modern interpreters who maintain that the Furioso becomes more epic in its last segment cite as evidence the more frequent imitation of the Aeneid , but in fact Ariosto modifies the Virgilian matter he grafts into his narrative to fit...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and that deceive the fallen angels by turning to ash in their mouths. This episode has been the object of much critical discussion, and none of its identified sources, including the Bible, Lucan, and Spenser, provides a convincing model for Milton's depiction of the tantalizing food. I propose that Milton imitates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 81–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the 1980s, to the Western source from which the Chinese New Poets learned the techniques of modern Western poetry and introduced them into China by way of adaptation and imitation. At that point a new leaf was turned in the history of Chinese poetry: the mingling of the foreign elements, especially...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (3): 281–313.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Timothy Anderson Abstract Alfred Forman’s translations of Richard Wagner’s operas are often derided for their weird diction and minute imitation of German poetic devices. Forman has seemed to represent a zealous and uncritical approach to Wagner that was typical of the early London Wagner Society...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (2): 167–173.
Published: 01 June 1945
... the lyric as true poetic imitation in six lectures delivered before the Florentine Academy in 1573.l This defense was necessitated by the current tendency to equate poetry with the imi- tation of externalities, imitation of a kind not apparent in lyric poetry. Segni’s interest in the lyric form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... The following passage already indicates how much of this training consisted of writing the same in different ways: They should be regularly instructed to turn verse into prose and at different times to put prose into verse. From time to time they should imitate in vocabulary and style...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (4): 573–581.
Published: 01 December 1942
..., which is frequently said to be the definition, is the familiar : Poesie therefore is an arte of imitation, for so Aristotle termeth it in his word Mimesis, that is to say, a representing, counterfetting, or figuring foorth : to speake metaphorically, a speaking picture : with this end...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (3): 227–246.
Published: 01 September 1981
... has been the rejection, by some at least, of the assumptions established by Joseph Summers and Rosemond Tuve that have for so long domi- nated the study of Herbert, namely, that Herbert’s language and verse communicate meaning by imitating and representing the symbols di- vinely placed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 139–169.
Published: 01 June 1998
... to historical change. Just as the humanists who championed eclectic imitation (e.g., Angelo Poliziano, Gian Francesco Pic0 della Mirandola, Erasmus) had invoked the his- torical relativity of style when criticizing the iterative imitation of a sole author (e.g., Cicero), those who sought to grasp...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 43–46.
Published: 01 March 1958
... importance may be due to the fact that the great Cervantes mentions him in his own Viaje del Parnaso: Un quidam Caporal italiano De patria perusino a lo que entiendo. .. .2 But Cervantes, contrary to what may be believed, does not imitate Caporali, except in minor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (2): 131–145.
Published: 01 June 1973
.... 672). The Essai sur l’origzne des Zangues, originally entitled Essai sur Ze principe de la milodie, is, then, an investigation, through philosophical inquiry, of the theoretical bases of music as an imitative art. It is precisely this cohesion between philosopher and musical theoretician...