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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (1): 78–96.
Published: 01 March 1977
...Lisa Kahn Copyright © 1977 by Duke University Press 1977 ORPHEUS IN THE EAST GUNTER KUNERT’S ORPHEUS CYCLE By LISA KAHN There is no Western culture in which Orpheus, the Thracian bard who enchanted with his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 377–386.
Published: 01 December 1971
...Marilyn L. Williamson Copyright © 1971 by Duke University Press 1971 THE MYTH OF ORPHEUS IN “L’ALLEGRO’’ AND “IL PENSEROSO” By MARILYNL. WILLIAMSON Though scholars have become increasingly aware that “L’Allegro” and “I1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 333–368.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Peter Kalliney Abstract Modernist concepts, especially aesthetic autonomy, were fundamental to the literature of decolonization in anglophone Africa. An archival examination of Black Orpheus , Transition , the Transcription Centre, and the African Writers of English Expression conference...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 227–245.
Published: 01 June 1992
... feared that these poems might speak too obviously with the voices of dead poets. Certainly, when Rilke did begin to publish again, he took great care to emphasize the role of inspiration in his poetry, notably in his Sonnets to Orpheus. In “Lost from the Outset,” the voices...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 380–383.
Published: 01 September 2003
... it to Orpheus” (344). This little legend stands for Holsinger as both epitome and epitaph for music in medieval culture. It exempliŽes the ways in which the body, animal or human, is the site of musical performance. It reveals the link between artistic beauty and death (“These songs are rung upon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 393–395.
Published: 01 December 1959
..., but also from his analyses of Rilkean symbols, e.g., Narcissus, Angel, and Orpheus. In the chapter “Angel” Wood goes deeply into the First and Second Elegies, only touching on the others; then again he allots more space to the Fifth and Tenth, which he calls the “dramatic” Elegies. It is, however...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 203–227.
Published: 01 September 1982
... SPENSERS MINOR POEMS and establisshe lawes right profitable, necessarie, and behovefull for the humaynelyfe. . . .”3 Mythographical commonplace had bestowed on poets a distin- guished role in this process, for the figures of Orpheus and Amphion were said...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 213–215.
Published: 01 June 1963
... the Stundenbuck to his late masterpieces, the Duineser Elegien and the Sonette m Orpheus. Bassermann maintains that it is not merely “der Sprachglanz und die Vehemenz der kunstlerischen Form” (p. 140) that make the Stundenbuck more accessible to the reader than Rilke’s late works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 178–180.
Published: 01 June 1955
.... The theme of Belmore’s book is Rilke as a “master of form.” He is right in saying that this is one aspect of the Rilke problem that has not received the attention it deserves, although it would be incorrect to assume that it had been neglected entirely. Holthusen’s book on the Sonnets to Orpheus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 389–407.
Published: 01 September 1990
... the Roman de la Rose, the relation of Orpheus and Euridice as it appears in Sir Orfeo, and Chaucer's own writings. In light of many other tellings of a tradi- tionally an ti-feminist tale and the romance, classical and Biblical contexts it evokes. Chaucer's conjuring of Pluto and Proserpine...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 263–273.
Published: 01 September 1968
... of the mind, it is never- theless a poetic representation of the Orpheus story which raises by implication the most serious questions concerning the conditions of man’s life in this world. When Boethius recounts the myth of Orpheus, it is in keeping with the nature of his Consolation that he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 223–226.
Published: 01 June 2022
... understanding of African letters. The book starts by outlining the organizational and ideological operations of American and Soviet cultural patronage in the late 1950s and the 1960s. Arising from the CIA-sponsored Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) were the journals Transition and Black Orpheus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 1984
...” (p. 622) is the embodiment of the dismembered, scattered Orpheus in natural process, the permeation of the living flow by the spirit of music. It is precisely this Dionysian strain that informs Kilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus, a sequence so central to Pynchon’s imagination...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 87–91.
Published: 01 March 1974
... nachweist, dass Kilkes politisch-soziale Einstellung ein in tegraler Bestandteil seines dich terischen Werkes ist, und zwar gerade der scheinbar unpolitischen Duineser Elegzen und der Sonette an Orpheus. Die Grundsituation der Elegien ist die, “dass wir nicht sehr verlasslich zu Haus sind in der...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 320–336.
Published: 01 September 1951
... hielt es fur hinreichend, ihre Ergebnisse, nach und nach, vorzulegen. Zu diesen gehort, nach den Sonetten an Orpheus und dem Band der Elegien, auch diese Sammlung franzosischer Verse, die ich recht passend mit dem (von der Konigin Christine von Schweden fur gewisse Aufzeichnungen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (3): 311–313.
Published: 01 September 1983
... in the story of the raven and the crow in Book 2 mirror the birds’ verbosity); and through tales, like Orpheus’, that reveal the character of their teller. In each case Ovid’s characters, again, call attention to their maker’s artistry; and it is what Ginsberg terms “ethopoeia,” by which he seems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 122–124.
Published: 01 March 1944
... to Orpheus, and thirty-nine Later Poems to round out the picture. She has not touched the Elegies, except for preliminary studies as they appear in the later work, nor has she undertaken any complete series in its entirety. Miss Lemont, in translating Rilke, declares herself of the school...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 1944
... of prognosti- cation. So France in the nineteenth century will have a succession of hierophants, of “seers,” eager to illuminate the path of Humanity. Now the scions of Orpheus in the past had presented their mes- sage by means of symbolic legends; it will be the same with our modern Orpheids...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 June 1968
... of rebirth is granted and that man can rise superior to fate. This self-sacrifice is particularly difficult for someone in the ivory tower of art; not even Orpheus achieved the true descent, for he came back as “ein Rauschbringer, doch nicht ein Heilsbringer der Men- schen” (p. 150...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (4): 445–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... does when he defines the tragic mold of Agamemnon by the intelligibility of his decision to sacrifice Iphigenia for the lives of his soldiers. Such external intelligibility does not account for the actions of tragic characters like Desdemona and Othello, Pyramus and Thisbe, Orpheus and Eurydice...