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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 September 1966
... and has made his profound knowledge readily accessible to us, he deserves our attention and gratitude. GONZALOSOBE JANO Columbia University A Mythical Image: The Ideal of India in German Romanticism. By A. LESLIEWILLSON. Durham, N.C...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 87–89.
Published: 01 March 1961
...Nathan Comfort Starr Charles Moorman. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, Perspectives in Criticism No. 5, 1960. Pp. ix + 163. $3.50. Copyright © 1961 by Duke University Press 1961 REVIEWS Arthurian Triptych: Mythic Materials...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (4): 527–543.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., mostly under the influence of German Romanticism, looked back to the northern Saxons as a mythical origin of American culture, while the southern states, spurred in part by Walter Scott’s popular reversal of the Norman-Saxon equation, followed a more cavalier mythology. As nineteenth-century historical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 547–572.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., deforestation) are perceived; nostalgia for a pastoral past is honestly felt but recognized as impractical; devastation on a national, imperial, and even global scale is foretold; and hope for the earth’s future comes in a form largely symbolic or mythical—as vision more than prediction. Forster’s awareness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 319–347.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and Theseus primarily through vernacular authors. Vernacular literature’s depictions of the mythic founders of Rome and Athens foreground classical heroes’ treachery and duplicity and minimize their roles as progenitors of empire and culture. Shakespeare’s quotation strategies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (2): 218–219.
Published: 01 June 1952
...: it explores the universal mythic patterns in Melville’s work, it discerns elements of American folklore (parvenu, provincial myth) which reside there, and it uses Melville as a lance to pierce the side of an already well-bled figure, the Liberal-Progressive Man (an abstraction which when...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (2): 191–199.
Published: 01 June 1973
... the “fallen” society. (pp. 1-2) Bert Hornback, too, states his purposes early: I am concerned to explore Dickens’s mythology and to relate it to the stories he tells as he elaborates it. Dickens’s mythology is one of new beginnings, a Genesis mythology. The recurring mythic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (2): 188–189.
Published: 01 June 1958
.... 243. Pts. 60. Gustavo Correa discovers in six of Lorca’s works (Poema del cante jondo, Romancero gitano, Bodas de sangre, Yerma, Llanto por Ignacio Sa’nchez Mejias, Poetu en Nueva York) the expression of a mythic consciousness similar to that found by modern anthropology in primitive man...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (3): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 1958
... is not at all a private affair: “Die grol3e Seele, von der du nur ein Teilchen, traumt wohl ma1 durch dich, auf deine Art, von Dingen, die sie heimlich immer traumt,-von ihrer Jugend, ihrer Hoffnung, ihrem Gliick und Frieden. . . 5 In the mythical language of Joseph, Thomas Mann calls the mutual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 419–425.
Published: 01 December 1947
... with the Triatha D6 Danann is what interests us. Scholars are pretty well agreed that this part is based on a lost mythical tale-a tlzeogonia Macalister calls it.* This mythical tale (except for a fragment preserved in Nennius,6 the glass tower story) survives only in CMT6 and, in pseudo-historical form...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
...: Ohio State University Press, 1987); and Declan Kiberd, “James Joyce and Mythic Realism,” in The Regional Novel in Britain and Ire- land, 1800 – 1990, ed. K. D. M. Snell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 136 – 63. Kiberd writes that Joyce “was, by virtue of his location, a leader...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 443–444.
Published: 01 December 1975
.... xii). He promises to examine the nine major “fictions” of Virginia Woolf from a variety of viewpointshistorical, biographical, mythic among them- and to explore genre, allusion, and imagery as they reveal the aesthetic merits of the works. This multidirectional attack explains both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (2): 281–283.
Published: 01 June 2017
... mar” (131–32) or in her analysis of “Amor constante más allá de la muerte” as a reconstitution—she describes it as a “re-mythification”—of the Hero and Leander fable within the alternative aquatic mythic space of the river Styx: “This is a post mortem Leander, dead by drowning and now swimming...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 461–473.
Published: 01 December 1970
... since Thomas Mann’s Joseph novels first appeared, scholars have pointed to the significance of archetypal patterns and mythical references in the cycle.’ The present study extends the range of pre- vious investigations by tracing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 441–443.
Published: 01 December 1975
... to Virginia Wooy A Critical Reading, Avrom Fleishman describes his approach as “principled, rather than unprincipled, eclecticism” (p. xii). He promises to examine the nine major “fictions” of Virginia Woolf from a variety of viewpointshistorical, biographical, mythic among them- and to explore...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (2): 122–130.
Published: 01 June 1960
... and darkness possesses mythic depth.2 From the mythic perspective, light is the highest good, the supreme goal. Darkness, or1 the other hand, is ambivalent, containing the possibility of both good and evil. The tragedy of Yerma is that night’s evil side gains the victory. The verbal light...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (1): 67–86.
Published: 01 March 1982
... is the relative obscurity of its story. Electru dramatizes an epi- sode in a larger mythic framework with which the audience could be assumed to be familiar, but Arnold had to provide a historical intro- duction for his drama. Further, while Electru is set in the remote mythic and heroic past, Merope...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (4): 324–338.
Published: 01 December 1976
... in the first canto of Don Juan) begins to qualify his mythic cast of char- acters. In attitudes and occasionally in style they suggest the possible outlines of a middle-class comedy or melodrama. Eve, the first woman, has become the first mother, trying to keep her children out of trouble, to see...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (2): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 1978
... are applicable to the work of the imagination. Economics will need to be delineated in its visionary aspect as a kind of art, a mythic grammar, which, like Blake’s poetry, aspires to define the terms by which man’s labor and worth will be valued.6 This delin- eation is, in fact, what Blake himself...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (2): 217–218.
Published: 01 June 1952
...- millan Company, 1949. Pp. xiii + 305. $4.50. Professor Chase’s book does at least three things: it explores the universal mythic patterns in Melville’s work, it discerns elements of American folklore (parvenu, provincial myth) which reside there, and it uses Melville as a lance...