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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 March 1968
....” REUBENA. BROWER Haruard University Lessing and the hnguage of Comedy. By MICHAELM. METZGER.The Hague and Paris: Mouton, Studies in German Literature, VIII, 1966. 247 pp. 30 guilders. Michael Metzger supports his main thesis that “there is a continuity of style from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 237–238.
Published: 01 June 1950
... for the playwrights, receives welldeserved attention. From a consideration of the enlightened, pioneering efforts of these peridicals toward female emancipation we are led to a discussion of plays by Frau Gottsched, Borkenstein, Kriiger, J. E. Schlegel, Gellert, Weisse, and Lessing. The first two...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (3): 370–373.
Published: 01 September 1947
... Lessing. Le professeur Hazard diclare que Lessing a imprime la marque caractkristique allemande du devenir aux courants conjugues du Lockisrne anglais, du Rerke- 372 Reviews leyisnie, des sensualisme et cartksianisme franqais, du “Leibiiizisnie” allemand et du...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (4): 509–510.
Published: 01 December 1945
... of Individualism and the Crises in the Lives ,of Lcssing and Hamann. By F. J. SCHMITZ.Berkeley and Los Angeles : Uni- versity of California Publications in Modern Philology, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1944. Pp. 125-48. Twenty-five cents. This brief monograph attempts to compare Lessing and Hamann...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kevin Brazil Abstract The work of Don DeLillo and Philip Roth has been characterized as a turn to writing novels about lateness in a style that for both authors tends toward “less and less.” Their work manifests a relationship between lateness and style that departs both from canonical accounts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 September 2001
...John T. Hamilton MLQ 62.3-01 Hamilton 7/12/01 1:08 PM Page 203 Thunder from a Clear Sky: On Lessing’s Redemption of Horace John T. Hamilton n 1754, early in his career as a scholar, dramatist, and freelance Iessayist, Gotthold...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 321–323.
Published: 01 June 1942
.... ROBERTHERNDON FIFE Columbia University Die Lebensf orm Lessings uls Strukturprinzip in seinen Dramen. By HERBERTHORST JOHANNES PEISEL.University of Pennsyl- vania dissertation in Germanics. Philadelphia, 1941. Pp. v + 108. The title of this dissertation contains the two...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 207–214.
Published: 01 June 1940
...Heinrich Schneider LESSINGS GESPmCHE MIT LUDWIG TIMOTHEUS SPITTLER von HEINRICKSCHNEIDER Seitdem Gottschalk Eduard Guhrauer den Brief des jungen Ludwig Timotheus Spittler an J. G. Meusel uber seinen mehr- wochigen Besuch irn Friijahr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 183–198.
Published: 01 September 1957
...Robert R. Heitner Copyright © 1957 by Duke University Press 1957 LESSING’S MANIPULATION OF A SINGLE COMIC THEME By ROBERTR. HEITNER The establishment of a national theater supplied with an adequate repertory of original dramas...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 658–659.
Published: 01 December 1941
...William Guild Howard Friedrich Josef Schmitz. University of California Publications in Modern Philology, XXIII, 1941. Pp. 152. Copyright © 1941 by Duke University Press 1941 658 Reviews Lessings Stellung in der Entfaltung des Individudismus. By FRIED- RICH...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 659–660.
Published: 01 December 1941
... not be affirmed that “whatever is, is right.” Here we draw near to the heart of the matter. Lessing was an “Aufk1arer”-no doubt about that ! He used his reason-acutely ; he could lay down the law with precision and vigor ; he insisted upon fundamentals and delighted in distinctions; he had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (2): 155–174.
Published: 01 June 1979
...Robert Eric Rentschler Copyright © 1979 by Duke University Press 1979 1 A condensed version of this essay was presented at the Lessing-Seminar during the 1975 MLA Conference in San Francisco. DAMON ODER DIE WAHRE FR E UNDSCHAFT...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as it is by that other half of the writing program’s mission, the conservation of more or less high modernist literary values and the pursuit of traditionally exclusive literary prestige. One way to think about the Age of Amazon, then, is as a possible successor-formation to the Program Era, that is, as foretelling its...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the reputation of Scotland’s national bard, a figure resolving a multiplicity of citizens into the image of unity, Burns’s poems nevertheless present complex, creaturely subjects that seemingly consist in more and less than themselves, in more and less than “one.” The poems thus make a narrow case...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 173–204.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-eighteenth century as it is of the late sixteenth—and that its relation to Spenser’s intentions is less clear than the role it has played in securing norms of scholarly rigor, historical accuracy, and textual precision. Despite what most modern editions imply, attending to “Spenser’s spelling” tells us less...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 363–386.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Thomas J. Otten Ekphrasis undergoes a decisive shift in Nathaniel Hawthorne and his contemporaries. Whereas Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and other seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers (John Dryden, Alexander Pope) distinguished between verbal and visual arts through metaphors of realms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 473–494.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ina Ferris This essay contends that Scott's historical novels respond to the widespread sense of displacement in postrevolutionary Europe by activating and rewriting the figure of the remnant. As remnant tales, his novels are less about the loss of the past or its relationship to the present than...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (2): 201–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... with the influence of empowered Ophelias who illustrate a less solipsistic version of melancholy. Thus both authors criticize the inertia that gripped their male counterparts directly after the French Revolution. Staël's novel ultimately follows a tragic pattern, while Owenson's gestures toward the possibility...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 461–492.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to abandon. Yet in the context of the seventeenth century, such gestures were associated with modernity rather than the opposite. This essay reinterprets the significance of authorial modesty by analyzing this disconnect, which calls attention less to the changing strategies of writers than to the evolving...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 373–393.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of periodizing change. The poet dismisses understandings of historical periods as closed cycles or linear progressions that are defined by renowned individuals and monumental events. Milton reveals periods to be open-ended and helical and makes immediately sensible the quotidian events, no less apocalyptic...