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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 June 1956
..., where they bathe in brooks and feed in orange groves. The hero of Typee pitches headlong into his delectable walled Eden to escape the tyranny of the macrocosm. White Jacket builds himself into his for the same reason-as a safeguard against the rigors of the 120 Thc...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (1): 54–66.
Published: 01 March 1972
...’ By HERSHELPARKER The Melville industry’s biggest year was 1970, with at least eight books. Complicity exempts me from discussing three of them: “Moby-Dick” as Doubloon and two volumes in the Northwestern- Newberry Edition, Marcli and .White-Jacket. Even without these three, the others...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 237–244.
Published: 01 September 1963
..., of course, distinguish between structural and non- structural allusions. An instance of this distinction (and of stylistic and imaginative maturation) is the use of allusions to represent an opposition. For example, in White-Jacket, the hero’s soul senses “life and death: as he who stands upon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 325–331.
Published: 01 December 1955
..., was followed in the Transcript by a list of works which included these erudite items: “a philosophical romance, ‘Redburn’ ; ‘Plute [sic] Jacket ; or the World on [sic] a Man-of-War’ ; ‘Moby Dick’ ; ‘Pierre’ ; ‘Israel Potter’ ; ‘The Prazza [sic] Tales’ . . . .” The Albany Argus, by the same day, had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 297–299.
Published: 01 September 1982
... University of New York at Stony Brook John Marston’s Drama: Themes, Images, Sources. By GEORGEL. GECKLE.Ruther- ford, Madison, and Teaneck, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1980. 2 17 pp. $18.50. Dust jackets...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 172.
Published: 01 June 1957
.... $6.50. The dust jacket of this beautifully printed and well-bound volume quotes Rebecca West on Benda as “unworthy of a single word of praise We must assume that those who feel as Miss West did are not likely to see any reason for the existence of a book on Benda. Those who agree, as I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 195–206.
Published: 01 June 1940
... these devices did not accomplish their artistic purpose, they did establish suspense as a permanent element in his craftsman- ship. The anticipation of some malign result from the influence of Jackson was a major constituent in the narrative technique of Red- burn, and in White Jacket Melville revealed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (3): 295–298.
Published: 01 September 1976
... on Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, 296 REVIEWS White-Jacket, Moby-Dick as a whole, and Pierre.) We are warned solemnly that White-Jacket is “in some ways a more tedious and less entertaining novel than Redburn” (p. 12). We are told...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
... by negative affect—a kind of ennui or shame surrounding literary-historical knowledge. Hence the jacket copy: “Why study Renaissance literature?” Or, as Warley puts it in the book’s opening paragraph, “why, at the end of the beginning of the twenty-first century, would anyone write literary criticism at all...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 1967
.... A. WALTONLITZ Princeton University The Age of Wit, 1650-1750.By D. JUDSON MILBURN.New York: Macmillan; London: Collier-Macmillan, 1966. 348 pp. $6.95. The dust jacket of The Age of Wit describes the book as a “thorough exploration of the idke-force that dominated English life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 337–352.
Published: 01 December 1962
...,” a phrase from “The Good Sea Captain” which became the subtitle for White Jacket. Fuller’s Holy and Profane States renders a society, a world, from “The King” to “The Good Yeoman”; and the section on “The Good Sea Captain” focuses specifically on the ship as a world in itself. Instead of circling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 401–408.
Published: 01 December 1971
... Mott’s office building-and one leaf, partly typed, partly holograph, is a key to the buildings in Zenith which are numbered on the various sketches of the city. These seven- teen charts are contained inside a dust jacket from an oversize edition of H. G. Wells’s Outline of History...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 82–85.
Published: 01 March 1974
... the time and space he uses to expound it. I cannot do any better job of summarizing his book than the dust jacket does: Anyone reading Shakespeare’s sonnets will notice how often and how var- iously they speak of self-love. This is the central theme of Philip Martin’s study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (4): 395–398.
Published: 01 December 1977
... as the last part of Cice- ronian rhet~ric.~Appropriately, the author depicted on the back jacket of the book addresses us with raised finger. Like the poet of the Ellesmere dis- played on the front jacket, he adopts the orator’s posture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 293–297.
Published: 01 September 1982
... sets out to prove, in the words of the dust jacket, that “we should pay closer attention to the poetry of Renaissance drama,” and it succeeds admirably. Its organization is simple and effective. In his first, theoretical chapter Coburn Freer defines his con- ception of dramatic poetry and his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 375.
Published: 01 September 1951
... business of examining popular and traditional folklore about language. As the jacket advises us, it is an attack “on outworn superstitions” and a “condemnation of ‘correctness-mongers The social levels of speech Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 Horst Oppel. Bielefeld...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (4): 390–395.
Published: 01 December 1977
...- ronian rhet~ric.~Appropriately, the author depicted on the back jacket of the book addresses us with raised finger. Like the poet of the Ellesmere dis- played on the front jacket, he adopts the orator’s posture. BERYLKOWLAND...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (3): 309.
Published: 01 September 1961
...,” and “unfortunately bad” dispel all doubts. Much of what is wrong with Kelvin’s book results from its origins as a thesis. Because he would like to give the appearance that it is something more than a doctoral topic, he includes sundry references to existentialism and insists on strait-jacketing his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (1): 92–93.
Published: 01 March 1966
..., lively poets of this ce‘nacle were weaker in philosophy than in other disciplines. If the author’s conclusion, announced on the dust jacket, is that “instead of evolving an impregnable defence of poetry in purely theoretical terms, they strove to exalt the poet’s status among men...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 248–249.
Published: 01 June 1967
... from a strait jacket of Gattungstheorie; rather, he approaches, and tries to resolve, questions relating to the theory of the genre from the characteristics of individual figures or individual texts. This does not imply that Friedrich is devoid of critical convictions. Anyone familiar...