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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 348–352.
Published: 01 September 1991
... proving that at least one sex is capable of transcending the gendercentric. THOMASM. KAVANAGH University of Michigan Fictions of Modesty: Women and Courtship an the English Novel. By RUTHBERNARD YEAZELL.Chicago: University of Chicago...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 1981
...: Viking Press, 1972). I use the following abbreviations for the first four volumes: AWK, DDS, HD , and SPCM . ON THE VIRTUES OF MODESTY JOHN ASHBERY’S TACTICS AGAINST TRANSCENDENCE] By DAVIDFITE John...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (4): 461–492.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Geoffrey Turnovsky Modesty and other “antiauthorial” conventions (anonymity, self-effacing prefaces, refusal to profit) tend to be viewed as retrograde concessions to the outdated norms of an antiquated cultural field, which a more modern, assertive, and critical authorial figure will learn...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 183–197.
Published: 01 June 1969
... social manner conceals certain antisocial qual- ities in his nature and makes possible his giving expression to these qualities. Dorimant’s pervasive pretense of modesty or humility exemplifies this. The recommendation that a social manner should reflect this quality is frequently...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 625–638.
Published: 01 December 1941
... and modesty.”ls She also sug- gests that the “heathen nations consecrated it to Juno, contending by their fable that it sprang from the milk of that goddess.” Wanting to raise Hercules to a divine rank, Jupiter gave Juno a cup of nec- tar to produce a deep sleep, and then placed Hercules at her...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 523–534.
Published: 01 December 1969
... the consola- tion further, saying merely: Sed hic tacebo, nam quis effari queat Oriundus humano patre Amoenitates illius loci? (65-67) We may say that Milton is exhibiting a modesty determined by the decorum of the classical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (1): 141–153.
Published: 01 March 1993
... have been broadcasting to our stilldeaf ears. Here my language feels the lack of a transitive verb derived from modesty. Perhaps to chasten comes close, although the morality that chastity suggests may be more self-denying than attentive to limitations. To constrain is an available verb...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 553–566.
Published: 01 December 2020
... turned to thin description to read such a dense and sprawling novel. Jeffrey Williams ( 2015 ), in an essay titled “The New Modesty in Literary Criticism,” describes the critical tone and task of postcritics as nonheroic and modest. Rather than make grand speculations and large claims about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 124–125.
Published: 01 March 1944
... and valuable. However, had his claim for the American idiom been tempered by a little modesty, had he checked a few inconsis- tencies, modified some assertions, and added a few words of com- ment where they are needed, his book would have been greatly in- creased in value...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 101–102.
Published: 01 March 1943
... with discrimination and a touching modesty. On occasion, acknowledgment of a deht is neg- lected. Thus a sentence on p. 21, lines 4-6, will also be found on p. 30 of Lewis Einstein’s “Luigi Pulci and the Morgante Maggiore,” in Litterarhistorische Forsclzztngen, XXII ( 1902). This is certainly an oversight...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 361–362.
Published: 01 September 1945
..., the taciturn and oblique, emerges here with breadth and humanity. One regrets that the book takes little account of chronology- there are few dates given for the letters. But it is a welcome and authoritative addition to Robinsoniana. Its very modesty is no small part of its charm, and certainly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (3): 376–377.
Published: 01 September 1944
... soundness of its conclusions, and made more acceptable by the modesty of its author regarding his accomplishment. We should hope that Dr. McKillop will soon make available additional fruits of his studies of Thomson and his writings. JOHN EDWINWELLS...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 362–363.
Published: 01 September 1946
... that the moral emphasis of Roman historians would commend itself to the author of The Prelude. Miss Worthington does not suggest that the Roman venera- tion of “simplicity, frugality, modesty, pietar” was the origin of Wordswort h’s political attitudes, but it must nevertheless have been...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 370–371.
Published: 01 September 1948
... intemperance and gambling. They also teach the Christian virtues of kindness, modesty, obedience, truthfulness, and justice. They do not stimulate interest in new ideas and scientific investigation. In general, they integrate the Christian virtues with the virtues of middle-class American culture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (1): 97–98.
Published: 01 March 1959
...: John English & Co., 1957. Pp. 148. “Why was it all necessary?” asks Sigmund Eisner, disarmingly, of his re-study of the sources of The Wife of Bath’s Tale (p. 141). He was not impelled to write a contribution to literary criticism of the tale, which seems to him, in modesty...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 75–76.
Published: 01 March 1956
... has done, to master a bibliography running to perhaps a thousand separate works and to reduce this mass to a book enlightened throughout by dexterity of intellect, brisk scholarly e‘lan, becoming modesty, and occasional wit. Though lapses are not altogether absent from The Mirror...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 76–77.
Published: 01 March 1956
... modesty, and occasional wit. Though lapses are not altogether absent from The Mirror and the Lamp, it is essentially lucid, consecutive, and precise, virtues which must be attributed more to Professor Abrams’ own instinctive standards than to the after-effects of his total immersion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 374–375.
Published: 01 September 1950
... Gottfried Keller. By HERMANNBOESCHENSTEIN. Bern : Paul Haupt Verlag, 1948. Pp. 178. Sw.Frs. 12.00. With great modesty the author remarks in his preface that his monograph on Keller may not have anything new to offer. (I hope that he will forgive me for taking exception...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 March 1971
... stool. (p. 295) Toby’s mental processes are similarly affected by things rather than words: his very modesty he acquired, Tristram says, by ‘‘a blow from a stone, broke off by a ball from the parapet of a horn-work at the siege of Numur” (p. 67). And before he is sure he is in love, he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 March 1976
... of succeeding” (p. 162). , Such modesty and diffidence of course endear Waggoner to us, and we are lulled into a mood of security in his seminar-unless, like him, we have in- habited university halls long enough to suspect that he is laying a trap for us, does not really know what he thinks...