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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Joyce Wexler In 1929 Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz was not only compared to Ulysses but also hailed as a prime example of the postwar movement called magic realism. This junction led directly to landmark magic realist texts by Günter Grass, Gabriel García Márquez, and Salman Rushdie...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 605–608.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Brian Reed Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic . By Simon During. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. x + 336 pp. © 2004 University of Washington 2004 Brian Reed is assistant professor of English at the University of Washington. His publications...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 2013
... tentatively titled Falling: Revolutions in Science and Literature . Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic . By Molesworth Jesse . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . x + 275 pp. © 2013 by University of Washington 2013 Reviews Chance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 1944
...Francis R. Johnson Lynn Thorndike. New York: Columbia University Press, 1941. Vol. V, pp. xxii + 695; vol. VI, pp. xviii + 766. $10.00. Copyright © 1944 by Duke University Press 1944 Francis R. Johnson 115 A History of Magic and Experimental Science...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (3): 333–361.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Carter’s Magic Toyshop Patricia Juliana Smith It is easy to forget that most of the great male geniuses of Western European culture have been either depraved egomaniacs or people who led the most distressing lives. — Angela Carter, “Notes from the Front Line” ince her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 267–268.
Published: 01 September 1957
... the swan’s “deceitful plumage.” His poetry now is vibrantly of his time, reflecting the intellectual and spiritual dilemma of a whole generation “sin pies y sin alas, sin Sancho y sin Dios.” KURTL. LEVY University of Toronto Magic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 108.
Published: 01 March 1951
...Stith Thompson C. Grant Loomis. Cambridge: The Medieval Academy of America, 1949. Pp. vi + 250. $5.00; to members of the Academy, $4.00. Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 REVIEWS White Magic: An Introduction to the Folklore of Christian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 361.
Published: 01 September 1951
... literary scholars will find full of suggestion for future work, whether checking the validity of a proposed hierarchy of figures of speech or reading some new sociological theories. ALEXANDERC. KERN University of Iowa Ritual Magic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 598–601.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Monika Kaup Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America . By Arellano Jerónimo . Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield , 2015 . xxxii + 210 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Magical Realism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 223–243.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Heather Fielding Henry James often criticizes mass culture for having instrumentalized the novel by conditioning readers to reduce the text to its ending. Yet he also suggests that popular visual technologies—cinema and its predecessor, the magic lantern—are uniquely able to compensate for mass...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
... reviews the role of magic in similar episodes to show the enormity of Spenser’s seemingly conservative storytelling. It also defends Spenser’s hero from charges of intemperance and immaturity. The question of intemperance stems from misunderstanding Aristotle. That of immaturity is more complicated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud Abstract The magical orientalism that saturates Honoré de Balzac’s Peau de chagrin (1831), seemingly at odds with its author’s reputation for sociological realism, indicts the capitalist ambitions ushered in by France’s bourgeois July Monarchy. Balzac’s ironic orientalization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... unchanged. However, Lu Xun's vision of literature and his writing techniques also draw on features common to symbolism, surrealism, supernatural realism, grotesque realism, magic realism, and other experimental forms. Since these are modernist, even postmodern, features, it would be of great interest...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 1985
... rendering of a passage from the Timaeus (p. 6). Amazingly, Zoroaster, the archetypal magician and the object of consider- able speculation throughout the Renaissance, is never mentioned; and neither is the Picatrix, the Arab magic manual which in its Latin version had attained the status...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 49–61.
Published: 01 March 1940
..., but with expressions of opin- ion about natural philosophy which help toward an understanding of his actual beliefs2 and, in part, of the unfavorable light in which his intellectual interests appeared to unsympathetic contemporaries for whom all magic was black magic. Among the materials available...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 March 1942
....; this episode is described in detail, lines 19,351-20,263; of Gawein’s piercing his leg, 6111 f., and again 21,321 f.; of the visit in the magic castle, 6118 f., and 20.564 f. 70 A Vindication of Heinrich von dem Tiirlin their proper places were deleted; we may assume that the author...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... contextualize and discuss Shakespeare’s deployment of fairies, popular superstition, and theatrical magic. First taking up A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Pask notes the popular origins of Puck, with particular attention to his epilogue. By suggesting that offended audience members dismiss the play as an idle...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 3–21.
Published: 01 March 1970
...” (V.i.270-72). In so far as the island is a magical place, it has no future, no human sequel; except for Sycorax, who is little more than a mythic abstraction, it lacks a significant past; in the eternality of its present, it is precisely a dreamworld. Prospero’s great speech, “Our revels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 609–612.
Published: 01 December 2004
... book is Staging Reform, Reforming the Stage: Protestantism and Popular Theater in Early Modern England (1997). She is currently writing a book on Renaissance English comedy and the culture of reform. Reviews Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic. By Simon During...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 612–615.
Published: 01 December 2004
... drama. Reviews Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic. By Simon During. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. x + 336 pp. Simon During’s Modern Enchantments recounts the history of “secular magic” from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries...