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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 337–351.
Published: 01 December 1982
..., he is driven into exile as much by his parents, self-right- eous supporters like Abel of the tyrant God, as by the Angel. And, at least momentarily, he abandons his right of reason, re- pudiates his trip with Lucifer as a “dreary dream,” and intellectu- ally submits to the...
Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 347–364.
Published: 01 December 1971
... comparative analysis of the four plays. All the playwrights drew on orthodox theological interpreta- tion* and solved certain problems of representation in identical ways. To stage the cosmic rebellion of Lucifer and the angels, for example, they provided a visual symbol of that rebellion by placing...
Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 412–414.
Published: 01 December 1948
... miracle-morality play of Mary Mugdalene (ca. 1480-1520) has apparently not been pointed out.2 In Part I, Scene 7, of this play, Satan enters, announcing his inten- tion to ruin man for gaining what Lucifer had lost.s Next, like Mil- ton’s devil, he calls a council of his knights to plot...
Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 58–60.
Published: 01 March 1949
... her shrewishness and in spite of “iustyce” that Lucifer releases her. The lie runs that Margery died suddenly without benefit of clergy or the Pardoner, who was “thens.” It grieved him to think how he had advanced heavenward the souls of many strangers without being able to help his own...
Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (4): 324–338.
Published: 01 December 1976
... rhetorical and his mind already made up. He is presenting his grievance, which is partly a just one, in the semblance of inquiry; he is using a rationalistic technique of discourse in order to attack the Old Testament faith from which he originated. This is made clearer when Lucifer enters and...
Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 321–335.
Published: 01 December 1960
..., and the nature and significance of his inno- vations, on the other. Satan’s metamorphosis was by no means an arbitrary invention on Milton’s part. On the contrary, the convention of demonic disfigurement was an old one, and the belief that Lucifer and his companions forfeited their beauty...
Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 309–312.
Published: 01 December 1957
... foolery, and knauery of the Monks and other Clergy, at their ignorance, counterfeit Re!iques, [p. 631 pilgrimages, and Ceremonies; yea the pope himself he sticked not to call ail idle Lawrell, a Marshall of Hell, a proud, enuiotrs, couetous Lucifer, and .Anti- christ, he flourished...
Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 1976
... of his recovery within its own boundaries through the farcical story of Mak and the stolen sheep. That story, too, is organized around the recovery at the “birth of a child” of what was lost through guile. And while Mak may in no sense be said to stand for Lucifer, during the...
Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (4): 297–308.
Published: 01 December 1989
... day dawn, and the day star [lucifer]arise in your hearts” (AV). In his exegesis of the passage, a gloss that became something of a standard through- out the Middle Ages, the Venerable Bede explains that although Zucifer clearly refers to the Lord in this context, it also signifies the...
Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (3): 257–271.
Published: 01 September 1974
... mighty beings, “Intelligent, good, great, and glorious things far supe- rior to man; and there were the great mammoths of the land and levi- athans of the sea. Cain views them as phantasms in the dark Hades to which Lucifer has led him. When Cain asks how they were destroyed (II.ii), Lucifer...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 March 1962
... he falls farther from virtue-these depend on the location of hell outside the created world. So too does the contrast, as vast as it is sharp, between Satan the invader and the purity of the earth as Milton conceived of it before the Fall of man. Dante’s Lucifer, falling after the...
Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 73–74.
Published: 01 March 1956
... pride of Lucifer who are bent on substituting for the world of nature a non- organic technocracy and for mankind an utterly godless and servile race, all head and no body. The source of the potency and the self-confidence of the conspirators is demonic-they have subjected themselves to...
Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 March 1980
... other respects as well: not content with devoting his attention exclusively to the best-known figures writing in the most familiar languages, he illustrates his baroque with references to works in Dutch (he treats not only Vondel’s Lucifer but also the same poet’s martyr-trag- edy Maeghden...
Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 611–613.
Published: 01 December 1969
... anything nearly as useful as J. V. Cunningham’s Woe or Wonder. In em- phasizing the medieval influence on the Elizabethan idea of tragedy, he speaks of the falls of Lucifer, Eve, and Cain; but such figures, though rele- vant to Macbeth, Faustus, and others, surely have little relevance to Romeo...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (4): 385–410.
Published: 01 December 1946
... the greatest of all vanities, the blackest of all sins. The Lucifer allegory is one of Werfel’s favorite themes. The very basic idea of the “astromental” world in Der Stern der Ungeborenen is, in the above sense, a Luciferous idea. For here man has almost succeeded in achieving a material...
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 237–244.
Published: 01 September 1963
..., one of the most remarkable allusions of the romance). Among the feeble allegories of Mardi is a hidden allusion to Lucifer tumbling down from heaven (Chapter 105). Without elaboration, Melville describes in White-Jacket a man falling from the mast as “[Milton’s] Lucifer from the well...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 195–206.
Published: 01 June 1940
..., 19221, I, 174). Even Mr. John Freeman, who identifies the whale with Lucifer, and Mr. Raymond Weaver, who identifies it with “de- monism at the cankered heart of nature,” would have difficulty making this change signify more than mental exuberance ; and Mi:: Viola White, who...
Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 426–431.
Published: 01 September 1965
... poem which represented the human race as an incarnation of those angels who, in the revolt of Lucifer, were neither for Jehovah nor for His enemies.. . . True or false, the story interprets much of the peculiar sentiment with which he infuses his profane and...
Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (1): 31–35.
Published: 01 March 1959
... next world. With worried side glances at the falls of Lucifer and Adam, he exhorted men to strive for salva- tion with the same fear and trembling that moved him. The urgency with which Boehme groped for God seems closer to that of St. Augus- tine-who also wrote Confessions-than to the cold...
Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 March 1974
..., Edwin. Lucifer in Harness: American Meter, Metaphor, and Diction. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973. xv + 182 pp. $9.50. Grover, Philip. Henry James and the French Novel: A Study in Inspiration. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.221 pp. $10.50. Stephens, Martha. The...