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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 1951) 12 (3): 361.
Published: 01 September 1951
... Ritual Magic. By E. M. BUTLER.Cambridge: At the University Press, 1949. Pp. x + 329. $5.00. All students of comparative literature will be interested in the vast amount of arcane material brought together by Professor Butler in his Ritual Magic. The author is already well known...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 1957) 18 (3): 267–268.
Published: 01 September 1957
... Toronto Magic in the Web: Actim and Language in “Othello.” By ROBERTB. HEILMAN. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1956. Pp. 298. $5.00. The author prefaces his book with the modest statement: “This is one man’s reading of Othello.” The best passages are those which express...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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 (1 March 1985) 46 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 1985
... solitary reference to Jowett’s 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1940) 1 (1): 49–61.
Published: 01 March 1940
... 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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 (1 March 1951) 12 (1): 108–110.
Published: 01 March 1951
...Francis R. Johnson Wallace K. Ferguson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. Pp. xiii + 429. $5.00. Copyright © 1951 by Duke University Press 1951 REVIEWS White Magic: An Introduction to the Folklore of Christian Legend. By C. GRANTLOOMIS...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1968) 29 (3): 360–364.
Published: 01 September 1968
... his book: a clarification of “lyrisch” and of the weighty issues that relate to this. Clearly, we would have to know more about the oneness of two if we hoped to penetrate more deeply into the nature of the lyrical subject (“lyrisches Ich”) which is defined as the magic identity of poet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1951) 12 (3): 360–361.
Published: 01 September 1951
... sociological theories. ALEXANDERC. KERN University of Iowa Ritual Magic. By E. M. BUTLER.Cambridge: At the University Press, 1949. Pp. x + 329. $5.00. All students of comparative literature will be interested in the vast amount of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1940) 1 (2): 245–248.
Published: 01 June 1940
... the relation between this doctrine and liter- ature. Mr. West’s aim is to scrutinize the ghosts in the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries-ghosts and related daemonic figures with their dependent human pursuits, ceremonial magic and witch- craft-and to elucidate these spirit findings by...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1953) 14 (4): 460–461.
Published: 01 December 1953
... (1948), traces the careers of traditional magicians and outlines their positions with respect to folklore and religion; the second, Rituaf Magic (1949), gives an account of the manuals of magic as codified by tradition. In each of the first volumes it is easily seen that a third volume...