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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 1979
...Steven Weisenburger William M. Plater The Grim Phoenix: Reconstructing Thomas Pynchon . Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1978. xvii + 268 pp. $12.50. © 1979 University of Washington 1979 88 REVIEWS sistence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 329–366.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and recurrent confessional impulse permit reconstruction of much of his reading experience, recording not simply his internalization of formative texts but also his attraction to books as auratic objects for consumption. For students of book history, Updike's “story of reading” yields a quarry of information...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 395–414.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Petrus Liu Reconstructing modernist fiction from 1970s Taiwan as a critical realism, this essay proposes that the historical creation of two Chinas (the Republic of China on Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China) provided a formative stage for vibrant literary ruminations on the dissonance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (2): 279–296.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Angela Dunstan This essay examines the contribution of the Shelley Society to the rise of English studies in the late nineteenth century. It reconstructs what “studying English literature” signified outside the university at the time, offering a parallel history to the well-documented institutional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (2): 141–164.
Published: 01 June 2022
... postwar period, which sought to mobilize the novel for the purposes of national reconstruction, confirms the inherent antifascist potential of the translation. 4 It is worth noting that Mussolini made this comment in a discussion about the United States. In his English-language autobiography...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 81–117.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., Jarrell’s underestimated and enduring creative debt to T. S. Eliot by reconstructing, for the first time, a book-length essay that he planned to write about Eliot but abandoned. The article shows that Jarrell regarded Eliot’s work as the result of a psychological struggle with “obsessional neurosis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (3): 249–267.
Published: 01 September 2018
... irrationalist thinker. 3 In this respect, the playwrights Gao Xingjian and Wei Minglun deserve to be mentioned. Gao, who won the Nobel Prize in 2000, studied French at the university and later emigrated to France; he read Sartre’s plays in the original and tried to reconstruct Sartrean literary...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (4): 386–395.
Published: 01 December 1988
...” based on the study of the historical sense of genre, literary-political context, and mimetic character (pp. 7-8, n. 9). Such efforts to reconstruct the meaning of past language are only “traditional literary history . . . supplemented with a comparison of the work to ‘reality’ ” (p. 8, n. 9...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 475–481.
Published: 01 December 1992
.... The critical anthol- ogy Conjuring, edited by Marjorie Pryse and Hortense J. Spillers, for example, proposes to reconstruct an African-American women’s literary tradition; it endeavors to chronicle the development of black women’s fiction. As Pryse states in her introduction, “The essays . . . attempt...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (1): 99–102.
Published: 01 March 1983
..., of many distinct and di- vergent voices, only some of them authentically Coleridgean. It attempts to reconstruct a Coleridge, immanent in his works, who can stand within the discourse of modern criticism and yet remain true to the claim for ultimate signification grounded in an unquestioned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 347–349.
Published: 01 December 1957
... “Die Wahlvewandtschaften”: Ein Rekonstruktionmersltch. By HANSM. WOLFF.Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Publications in Modern Philology, Vol. 43, 1955. Pp. 86. $1.00. Hans Wolff has made a bold attempt to “reconstruct” by fiat a novel which very probably...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (1): 97–98.
Published: 01 March 1959
... audience and realizing that Irish political allegory “would have been wasted on the new audience,” supplied the new domestic context for sovereignty. Eisner reconstructs the source of the four English versions of the loathly lady tale. One important result of his reconstruction for The Wife...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (4): 514–518.
Published: 01 December 1998
...- ously wrong with contemporary philosophy and that knowledge of its true origins either would have prevented it from going astray or will still do so. The narrative he reconstructs is to have a remedial effect by virtue of its truth. The living continuity of intellectual history in which Bowie...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 285–287.
Published: 01 June 1999
... be said about later feminist reconstructions of the GDR’s literary his- tory: they also privilege the period from 1960 to 1980 and women authors’ break with the world of patriarchal politics. Hell criticizes both of these narratives and instead insists on the need to include the early period...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 534–536.
Published: 01 December 1999
... himself. Moreover, he has produced the best-written academic book I have read in a long while-a genuine model for writing literary his- tory. A CriticalDij@.wnce locates Murry and Eliot within the framework of the problem of reconstruction in Britain after the First World War. Murry’s edi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 339–341.
Published: 01 September 1994
... of linguistic and social custom perhaps accelerated-in the aftermath of Reconstruction” (273). Cakewalking, as Sundquist insightfully demonstrates, thus serves Chesnutt both as a central aesthetic metaphor and as an analytic wedge into Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction interrace relations. Studying...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 506–510.
Published: 01 December 1947
... had given us more information about his text reconstruction. He states that his plan was to get a text based on MS A, which he considers (with others) more reliable than MS 23. In his introductory remarks on text reconstruction, the editions of Haupt, Keinz, and Panzer are mentioned...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1976) 37 (3): 290–293.
Published: 01 September 1976
... of the simple world envisaged in Astraea Redux. No summary can do justice to McKeon’s elaborate reconstruction. The result does not greatly change our basic sense of what Annus Mirabilis is and does. Rather, one goes back to the poem with a greatly enhanced sense of its richness in meaning and detail...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (4): 415–427.
Published: 01 December 1994
... foreshadow the reconstruction of the family circle. 6 The Collected W& of Jane Austen, ed. Robert W. Chapman, 6 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ig54), 6:g1. Perry I De-Familiarizing the Family 419 not employed by English writers during the first half of the eigh...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 241–245.
Published: 01 June 1995
... inspiration. Thus, post-Reconstruction domestic fictions by Frances Watkins Harper, Pauline E:. Hopkins, Amelia E. Johnson, Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins, and Katherine Tillman were not regarded by these first readers as escapist and self-delusional or as abnegations of the crusade for racial uplift...