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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 321–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... poetry from the period 1820–1919: one drawn from volumes reviewed in prominent periodicals and one selected at random from a large digital library (in which the majority of authors are relatively obscure). The stylistic differences associated with literary prominence turn out to be quite stable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 415–417.
Published: 01 December 1948
... Espi- nele and Q~evedo,~and the disputed LuzariZZo de Tormes; and closer still the Frenchmen d’Aubig Sore1,O l’Hermite,1° Scarron,ll and Fureti6re ;12 and at the head-source, weakly but distinctly, the Roman 1 See the Preface to Roderick Random and the dedicatory letter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 371–391.
Published: 01 September 1993
... “they hesitate to impose upon life . . . an order which it does not possess in itself” (548). A technique designed to foreground contingency and randomness does not characterize the modern period by chance; rather, it is “indicative of a striving for certain objec- tives, of certain tendencies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 415–427.
Published: 01 December 1994
..., Smollett’s Roderick Random arrives in Rio de la Plata near the end of the book in the company of his maternal uncle. Merchant partners, Random and his uncle have come to trade; they are co-owners of a vessel filled with a legal cargo of Guinea slaves and an illegal cargo of European bale goods...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (3): 363–379.
Published: 01 September 1995
... something of a master discourse for nineteenth-century French novel- ists in Hamon’s account, representing both modernity and memory. Despite, or perhaps because of, its careful organization, a passage from Expositions can be chosen almost at random to illustrate its char- acteristic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 122–128.
Published: 01 March 1968
..., 1966. 222 pp. Hemmings, F. W. J. Balurc: An Interpretation of “La Comkdie humaine.” New York: Random House, Studies in Language and Literature, SLL 14, 1967. xxx + 189 pp. $1.95, paper. Hipp, Marie-Therese (editor). Madame de Lafayette: “Vie de la princesse &An- gleterre.” Geneve...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 1970
...Gita May Victor Brombert. New York: Random House, Studies in Language and Literature, SLL 24, 1968. xii + 209 pp. $2.45, paper. Copyright © 1970 by Duke University Press 1970 NICOLAS J. PEKELLA 125 intense sincerity that Leopardi’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 353–356.
Published: 01 September 1966
... 355 (p. 71), this cannot be done simply by noting the distinctive character of Roderick Random. The legitimacy of Smollett’s novel as the picaro’s first “full-dress appearance on English soil” (p. 57) must be established by identi- fying Roderick’s resentment with an alternative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 380–382.
Published: 01 September 1951
.... By FRANCISSTEJXMULLER. New York: Random House, 1949. Pp. 430. $5.00. Mr. Steegmuller’s Maupassant is not his first venture into the field of French belles lettres. He has also published a thorough and very readable study: Flaubert and Madame Bovary : A Double Portrait (New York : Viking Press...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... And this literacy, I maintain, is to be found in the liter- ary texts themselves, as I hope to have demonstrated by the “random” examples of Lu, Marvell, and Borges.2 Djelal Kadir is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature at Pennsylva- nia State University. He is founding president...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (4): 395–398.
Published: 01 December 1976
... the existentialism of Sartre more re- cently. There are some less serious omissions. The few words devoted to a cou’ple of Proust’s successors do not suffice even to give an overview of his influence. The very choice of examples seems random: Malraux on the one hand and Simon on the other. In short...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 68–71.
Published: 01 March 1949
... of the fact that “by the Author of Roderick Random,” appearing on the title page of the edition of 1750, is further evidence of full translation by Smollett is, openly, no evidence what- ever ; the 1749 edition had been a trial balloon, and the success it had met warranted its reissue in 1750...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2015
... direction and without result. They follow one upon another according to a principle of randomness, a principle that is, in principle, self-defeating: “Someone speaks, some- one hears, no need to go any further. . ., it goes on by itself, it drags on by itself, from word to word, a labouring whirl, you...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 253.
Published: 01 June 1948
... is trivial, but no editor can presume to know where the potentially useful ends and the absolutely insignificant begins. It is always pos- sible that some ingenious scholar will find meaning in some random notation about the making of small beer. That the first-rate work of Lanier consists...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 449–463.
Published: 01 December 1992
... being sent away from the house during the grand- mother’s funeral” (quoted in Lion in the Garden: Interviews with WilliamFaulkw 1926-1962, ed. James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate [New York Random House, 19681, p. 146 [hereafter cited as Interviews] ) . Joseph Blotner argues that Faulkner...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 276–292.
Published: 01 September 1985
... listened to stories from him and from those who saw him, and a few On the genesis of the work see Joseph Blotner, Faulkner: A Biography, 2 vols. (New York: Random House, 1974), 1:696-98, 819, 828-29, 889. -< Selected Letters of William Faulkner, ed. Joseph Blotner (New York: Random House...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 249.
Published: 01 June 1950
... noses), this reviewer had the temerity to pick at random five hundred samplings from the Index. In only seven were errors found, three of which would be immediately discernible to students of the Review. To quote Defoe: “The Reader is Desir’d to Correct the following Errors of the Press...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (3): 313.
Published: 01 September 1952
... with bibliographical hints and a note on the textual form. The type is a clearly readable 8-point with page margins of a width satisfactory for the reader’s notations. This random selection covers a period of one hundred and fifteen years in German letters (1775-1890). The first and last stories...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 151–170.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press . Dante . 2010 . Dante’s Inferno , translated by Longfellow Henry Wadsworth . New York : Random House . Derrida Jacques . 1974 . Of Grammatology , translated by Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty . Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 201–207.
Published: 01 September 1954
..., and conceals the sad reality and the terrible con- sequences of sin, judgment and the eternal punishments. In the midst of the joy and freedom of the dancers, Death strikes at random noblemen and ladies, and the demons await the passage of the soul of the sinner.1‘ The court...