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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2015
...). Keywords impossibility/necessity of writing, autonomy of words, parataxis [Thomas] perceived all the strangeness there was in being observed by a word as if by a living being, and not simply by one word, but by all the words that were in that word, by all those that went...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 292–309.
Published: 01 September 1951
...Alfred Owen Aldridge Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND PHILOSOPHICAL NECESSITY By ALFREDOWEN ALDRIDGE Captain Booth, the well-meaning hero of Fielding’s Amelia, begins his cycle of misfortune...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 240–241.
Published: 01 June 1949
... theme. . . . In his [Lear’s] madness there is unity” (p. lw). Space, of course, makes it impossible to pick such a close-knit argument to pieces in order to prove its quality. It is enough to say that Professor Heilman shows the logic, the developing process, the organic nature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 March 1948
...- ville. Pp. xxii + 548.) A new collected edition of Melville’s writings has for some time been an obvious necessity. The one published more than twenty years ago by Constable and Company not only has been long out of print, but was marred by numerous errors. The new Complete Works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to create, logical necessity must give way to felt need. “Just as evolutionary theory does not make Homo sapiens into a necessary being,” writes Larry Briskman ( 1981 : 149) in “Creative Product and Creative Process in Science and Art,” so too “transcendent products” have “no existential necessity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 305–316.
Published: 01 September 1967
... itself leans on and proves the necessity of revealed truth. Pope’s specific applications of Thomist thought are so numerous that it is impossible to include them all here. For example, the lines quoted earlier, in which the all-permeating God “Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 277–282.
Published: 01 June 1999
...-out, but it does not provide full enlightenment or definitive liberation from the constraints of the past. (185-6) The impossibility of conipletely avoiding the acting-out of transferential relationships in investigations of the past, together with the necessity nonetheless...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 263–285.
Published: 01 June 1942
... necessity of matter,” how- ever, is a general approximation of Epicureanism. Chapman in I?ussy does not oppose necessity and chance; the lack of a real distinction here between a first and second principle of causality makes this impossible. By use and necessity he seems to imply...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 212–221.
Published: 01 June 1969
... and the indeterminate, and this is a task of an entirely different order. Certainly the direct approach, the infinite or unending poem, is not attractive, though in bleak moments one is tempted to think that this was what Wordsworth had in mind in writing The P~elude.~ The great formal problem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 331–343.
Published: 01 June 2007
...: a sustained essay on the role and necessity of utopian thinking today that makes up the book’s first half, a collection of pre- viously published articles on science fiction and utopia that make up the book’s second half, and various interventions throughout on every- thing from Thomas More to Philip K...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., cannot make itself conducive to poetry; pastoral is a myth generated to alienate them from the possibility of writing poetry; what pastoral yields is a simulacrum of leisure, of retirement not preceded by activity, resulting from the work of those people who are not otherwise constrained by necessity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 197–215.
Published: 01 June 2013
... consider a defect carried for me the promise of an aesthetic system” (Tanpınar n.d.: 199; all translations from Tanpınar are mine). Since Tanpınar’s meditations on time and memory are conditioned by a philosophical habit of mind, his writing intimates the complexity, if not the impossibility...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 221–231.
Published: 01 June 1995
..., and the ccmjoined practices of violence and totalization. Alexandre Leupin’s new book, equally attentive to theology and the practices of writing, furnishes a welcome deconstruction of this system of (non)thought. With erudition, a sophistication honed at the tables of contemporary theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 145–166.
Published: 01 June 1995
... PoliticalJustiw in 1793. It was above all in 7%~Enquirer: fifhc- tions on ducation,Mnnnm, and Litmatuw ( 1797) that Godwin’s writing complicated our historical sense of those divisions that figured into his fin-de-siecle moment in one way and in our own in another: between Enlighten men t and ronian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (1): 18–26.
Published: 01 March 1959
.... The necessity of criticizing plays from the stand- points of both reading them in the closet and seeing them acted on the stage is insisted upon in XXXI (Feb., 1771), 112. In XXVII (March, 1769), 220, a reviewer writes, “no sound judgment can be formed of it [i.e., a dramatic piece] till after...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (2): 151–161.
Published: 01 June 1980
.... As it happens, these are also the main sources of the type of novel to which Sir Charles Grandison looks forward. Yet the effect of Puritanism in Grandison is mostly deadening, for in his last novel Richardson insists much less on the importance of moral introspection, and more on the necessity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 453–456.
Published: 01 December 2001
... intellectual move, revealing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries cultural formations generally associated with a much later period. Whereas Forms of Nationhood argued that the writing of England in the late sixteenth century served as an early articulation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 456–460.
Published: 01 December 2001
... in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries cultural formations generally associated with a much later period. Whereas Forms of Nationhood argued that the writing of England in the late sixteenth century served as an early articulation of the nation, Adulterous...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 461–465.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and seventeenth centuries cultural formations generally associated with a much later period. Whereas Forms of Nationhood argued that the writing of England in the late sixteenth century served as an early articulation of the nation, Adulterous Alliances demonstrates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 465–468.
Published: 01 December 2001
... in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries cultural formations generally associated with a much later period. Whereas Forms of Nationhood argued that the writing of England in the late sixteenth century served as an early articulation of the nation, Adulterous...