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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (4): 364–375.
Published: 01 December 1974
...Peter T. Schwenger Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 MARVELL’S “UNFORTUNATE LOVER” AS DEVICE By PETERT. SCHWENGER Bizarre and charged with a cryptic significance, the conceits in Mar- vell’s “Unfortunate Lover” continue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 202–208.
Published: 01 June 1985
...Evelyn Birge Vitz John V. Fleming. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. xii + 196 pp. $20.00. Copyright © 1985 by Duke University Press 1985 REVIEWS Reason and the Lover. By JOHN V. FLEMING.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. xii + 196...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 March 1966
...Ann Evans Berthoff Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 THE VOICE OF ALLEGORY MARVELL’S “THE UNFORTUNATE LOVER’ By ANNEVANS BERTHOFF Intuitive assent to allegory is perhaps consequent only to a faith...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 107–120.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that it deems inadequate or misleading, and argues for its own approach (or “theory”). But this way of seeing the book may itself be misleading. The book may in fact be more modest and charming than its title suggests. It is perhaps best seen as a lover’s journal. Like Robert von Hallberg ( 2008 ) in Lyric...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Elaine Tuttle Hansen Katherine Heinrichs. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990. 270 pp. $28.50. Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 REVIEWS The Myths of Love: Classical Lovers in Medieval Literature. By KATHERINE HEIN...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (4): 567–569.
Published: 01 December 1990
... Finney. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1990. 121 pp. $4.95, paper. Brian Finney’s study of Sons and Lovers “is primarily written for the undergraduate student first encountering the novel” (p. 31). Finney, working within the length and format limitations prescribed by the Pen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 51–76.
Published: 01 March 2017
... grotesque the inseparably erotic, familial, and financial tendencies of comic plot. In Desire under the Elms , for example, lovers are brought together but placed under arrest. The metacomedies record O’Neill’s reaction against the coalescent endings common to two modes of drama that he knew well...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 175–191.
Published: 01 June 2016
... charming than alarming. Inevitably, interrogations led to lessons in sociability and wit to derail some missions promoted by private and public Cold Warriors. Ethical quandaries would soon turn new North American lovers of Latin America toward ironies related to the metaphor of cannibalism that Brazil’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 177–200.
Published: 01 June 2021
... a drama of the agents carrying out distinctive acts of self-interpretation: the fullness of love depends on hearing themselves speak and trying to imagine the objective difference that hearing is making in their behavior toward the other lover. altieri@berkeley.edu Copyright © 2021 by University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (2): 147–168.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Sphinx (1986), which avoids all linguistic markers of gender for its central pair of lovers, and Toni Morrison’s short story “Recitatif” ( 1983 ), which never reveals the racial identities of its two protagonists, one of whom is white and one Black. Drawing on Georg Lukács’s discussion of realism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of mercy and masochism, the essay examines the poetic justifications for violent sex that draw on the Petrarchan tradition. Sidney’s prose romance explores the social and narrative implications for living out the conventions of erotic poetry. His suffering lover occludes his violent actions by insisting...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 240–256.
Published: 01 September 1972
... further, the reader may wish to be reminded of just how encompassing the role of Genius is in the Confessio. He is introduced early in Book 1. In the introductory Prologue, we had met the other main character in the poem, the elderly narrator-Lover (none other than the poet himself), who explains...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 571–585.
Published: 01 December 1965
... not dazzle, the poet may end only as a juggler of formal devices or as an emotional eunuch-the common parodies of the classicist in art. “Spectral Lovers” is a detached and ironical portrait of two anony- mous people who respond to the enticements of an April night with appropriate feelings...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 99–112.
Published: 01 June 1972
... which are vivid and concrete, distinctly and quickly visualized: blood, swords, rings. In the Pine Tree episode the lovers themselves, rather than details about them, are under observation as our attention is drawn to how they act and what they say. Most importantly of all, BCroul’s handling...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 267–290.
Published: 01 September 1982
... it out clean”4 the first two times; and it seems to me that the third version achieves resolution at 1 Ian Gregor makes this point well in “The Novel as Pro hecy: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928in Ian Gre or and Brian Nicholas, The Moral and tie Story (London: Faber and Faber, 1962...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 372–383.
Published: 01 December 1973
...”: see Preface to Chaurer, pp. 391- 574 Certainly this has to be considered as one valid way to interpret the romance. But it is not the only way. Lancelot as a lover can be taken quite seriously. Without being too solemn and without making Chre- tien some sort of propagandist, advocating...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (4): 370–381.
Published: 01 December 1972
... letters so as to understand the order in which they occur and to trace the progression of Mariane’s passion to its disputed conclusion. Mariane’s first reference to her lover is in terms of his absence: “Quoi! cette absence, 5 laquelle ma douleur, toute ingenieuse qu’elle est, ne peut...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 506–522.
Published: 01 December 1965
... the contrasting leads of Theseus and Hippolyta in their responses to the lovers’ story of the night. From the standpoint of cool reason, Theseus dismisses the lovers’ story as an amusing and rather charming instance of how strong imagination plays tricks with reality. Thus Pepys dismisses the product...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (2): 136–146.
Published: 01 June 1966
... uses diction which differs markedly from Petrarch’s, and more often still he adopts attitudes totally alien to Petrarch’s idealizing view of the lovers’ relationship. But all these poems descend ultimately from the complexities of Petrarch’s portrait of himself in the Rime; for Wyatt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (3): 253–271.
Published: 01 September 1986
... to George and Georgiana Keats (18 September 1819; 2:191) provides one instance of his doubts. It illustrates how the ability of love to create beauty may also enable the mind to idealize an object blindly, to pass off its own fictions on itself. In order to show that “Every Lover admires his...