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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1954) 15 (2): 168–181.
Published: 01 June 1954
...Helmut Hatzfeld © 1954 University of Washington 1954 THE DISCOVERY OF REALISTIC ART IN ANTOINE DE LA SALE THROUGH POL DE LIMBOURG By HELMUTHATZFELD The problem of the liquidation of medieval symbolism in northern France at a moment when...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1948) 9 (2): 208–215.
Published: 01 June 1948
...Ernest Boll Copyright © 1948 by Duke University Press 1948 A RATIONALE FOR THE CRITICISM OF THE REALISTIC NOVEL By ERNESTBOLL The purpose of the following rationale of the criticism of realistic novels is to assemble compactly the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1981) 42 (4): 400–403.
Published: 01 December 1981
... only a study that Kossetti specialists will read; it is a book with much that a general student of Victorian literature and of Pre-Kaphaelite poetry will find valuable. D. M. K. BENTLEY University of Western Ontario The Realistic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1976) 37 (4): 393–395.
Published: 01 December 1976
... Missouri, Columbia The Dialectics of Isolation: Self and Society in the French Novel from the Realists to Proust. By RICHARDTERDIMAN. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, Romanic Studies, Second Series, 25, 1976. xvi + 265 pp. $12.50. The subject of this book (despite...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1956) 17 (4): 374–375.
Published: 01 December 1956
... to the study of the great aphoristician and will doubtless become a manual indispensable to the growing number of Lichtenberg scholars. ECONSCHWARZ Naward University The Romantic Realist: Carolinc de la itlottc Fouqui...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Clair Wills Irish realism of the 1960s has often been interpreted as a continuation and rejuvenation of the tradition of Irish naturalism, particularly in its concern to undermine the perceived romanticism of revivalist myths in postindependence Ireland. While Irish realist social critique was...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 329–349.
Published: 01 September 2012
... fictional movement against casteism, atrocity, and historical elision has effectively embraced the ideologies of realism while developing a strident critique of modernist aesthetics. This essay deconstructs that realist turn by tracing it through the question of caste. Gajarawala reads the present embrace...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 351–372.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Sharae Deckard In Roberto Bolaño’s posthumous magnum opus, 2666 , a type of peripheral realism in which realist aesthetics are impurely intermingled with the irreal is crucial to the novel’s registration of the uneven structural relations of capitalist modernity. This essay explores three layers of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2015) 76 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2015
...John Plotz Although naturalism shares some features with realism and others with modernism, it has properties that contrast with the realist and modernist prioritization of felt individual experience as the evidentiary matrix on which their accounts of the world are based. Naturalist fiction is...
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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 September 2009) 70 (3): 291–317.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Aaron Kunin This essay defines character as a device that collects every example of a kind of person. This formalist definition derives from seventeenth-century books of characteristic writings. The essay tests this definition against the antiformalist one derived from the realist novel, in which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2012) 73 (3): 415–432.
Published: 01 September 2012
... is typicality, which claims to broaden the significance of what might seem merely particular. This definition of realism illuminates two pioneering works of Asian American literature. Jade Snow Wong and Maxine Hong Kingston, despite their many differences, both engage in the realist project of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2018) 79 (2): 203–226.
Published: 01 June 2018
... because the realist novel has been previously theorized in terms of an expressive self-production thwarted by social alienation or the usurpation of individual agency; overlooked because Hardy criticism has focused on work as a protected category of meaning creation and social continuity. Abstract value...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2019) 80 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Nicholas Carr Abstract This article places the works of American Romantic history in the tradition of the nineteenth-century novel. The result is a reframing of a strand of historiography that, for all its great men and its laws of progress, has at its core a realist negation of the freedoms and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2008) 69 (1): 29–44.
Published: 01 March 2008
... concern with the fate of the Chinese nation and his professed intention to be its spiritual physician, critical opinion holds that his writings are primarily political and cultural in thematics and realistic in formal representation. The scholarly consensus that he is a master of critical realism remains...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2008) 69 (4): 533–556.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Ankhi Mukherjee This essay, which examines the anxiety of influence of the postcolonial English-language novel, focuses on texts constituted by metropolitan (Western, European) forms of the realist novel, albeit in a reactive mode. I claim that postcolonial revisions of canonical novels reinvent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2015) 76 (2): 247–269.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Christian Thorne Abstract Narratologists often profess a distaste for stories that end unambiguously. The emphatic ending is thought simplistic, politically retrograde, and more common in traditional and commercial narrative forms (the folk tale, the realist novel, the feature film) and accordingly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2015) 76 (4): 491–514.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Donal Harris Abstract T. S. Eliot’s extraordinary popularity in the United States during the late 1940s and the 1950s rests in part on how mass-market magazines like Time and Life reinterpreted his poetry from the 1920s as transparent, realistic, and, most strikingly, American. These magazines...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2017) 78 (1): 51–76.
Published: 01 March 2017
... melodrama of his father’s generation and the melodramatic-cum-realistic Broadway fare of his own youth. Textual history has impeded their categorical recognition: in 1924, when Desire under the Elms was first published and performed, 39 percent of O’Neill’s oeuvre (seventeen of forty-four plays), but just...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1949) 10 (2): 184–197.
Published: 01 June 1949
... determined to extol or scorn. We need to push through the partial apprehension of partisanship and seek the linea- ments of realism in the works which have appeared under that banner in the last eighty or ninety years.2 There can be no question that there is a modern realistic move- ment...