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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 51–76.
Published: 01 March 2017
... grotesque the inseparably erotic, familial, and financial tendencies of comic plot. In Desire under the Elms , for example, lovers are brought together but placed under arrest. The metacomedies record O’Neill’s reaction against the coalescent endings common to two modes of drama that he knew well...
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...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the activities and insights of textual scholarship and is inherited from, rather than opposed to, the New Criticism and its core method of “close reading.” Literary history requires not new or integrated methods but a new scholarly object capable of managing the documentary record’s complexity, especially...
Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 1. Percentage of English-language fiction titles written by women in HathiTrust (diamonds) and in Publishers Weekly (error bars). Circles estimate percentages for HathiTrust based on rates of romance fiction recorded for Australian novels. (Results exclude reprints and juvenile titles More
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 1963
... outlines. Stream of consciousness is the attempt to record the thoughts of a character directly, just as they appear in the mind, without narration, description, or editing. We may also accept Du- jardin’s designation of the monologues of Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and Molly Bloom...
Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 413–427.
Published: 01 December 1944
... with other Christian names, in the last half of the sixteenth century. It would help to clear up various puzzles in the poet’s life were the available information in regard to these to be assembled In the course of a long discussion which followed publication of an entry recording the marriage...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 245–247.
Published: 01 June 1943
... called for. Much more of interest must be passed over; but any reader will enjoy Lady Katherine’s badly spelled letters; her language is right English, close to the soil and to other realities; her sentiments are hearty and timeless. Finally, a tribute to the Norfolk Record Society...
Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 407–408.
Published: 01 September 1949
... of the Canterbury Tales, likewise published after her death, and a revision of the Chaucer Life-Records not yet printed. Chaucer’s World is a kind of by-product of the search which Miss Rickert and her fellow workers made in English libraries for Chaucer manuscripts and for fresh biographical...
Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 223–224.
Published: 01 June 1964
...., Durham, and Bernard Quaritch, London, 1962 and 1963. I, xix + 194; 11, ix + 254. The recovery of this impressive record has been much too long delayed. For it is one of the five diaries of special value for the literary and social history of the critical decades of the late eighteenth...
Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 325–326.
Published: 01 June 1942
... is interested in the total picture of Emerson’s extraordinary literary background. This book lists all the volumes, found by Nr. Cameron and his helpers, charged out to Emerson at the Boston Athenaeum between the years 1830 to 1873, those recorded at Harvard College Library from 1817 to 1868...
Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 61–67.
Published: 01 March 1949
... fully described; references to it in older writers on the ballad are with- out exception offhand and vague. The Short Title Catalogue records only one copy of the Golden Garland, that in the British Museum, and incorrectly lists it as “another edition” of the Crown Garland of 1612, although...
Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 March 1948
.... “This booklet,” to quote from the Prefatory Note, “records the substance and often preserves the language of a course of lectures given to students working for the Bachelorship of Letters at Oxford during 1929 to 1938”; it includes, likewise, “a little material which was not available at the time...
Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 264–265.
Published: 01 September 1960
... “Texts” we must clearly understand “the texts of records that is, original sources: and with this specific delimitation in mind, we are enabled to understand Mullins’ selections amid a wide range of possible publications concerned with such sources. To illustrate most simply : Mullins...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 367–381.
Published: 01 September 1940
... of the Public Records, appendix, p, 452. 4 Joseph Foster, The Register of Admissions to Gray’s Inn, 1521-1889 (London, 1889), p. 204. Public Record Office, C8/43/30. 6 C2 Ch I/C83/34 ; C24/641-642. 7 C2 Ch I/P32/12. 8 C8/284/178 ; C10/131/85. 370 Mute Iiiglorioiis...
Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (3): 239–260.
Published: 01 September 1975
..., the influences affecting the town drama in a single county-Essex4uring the first two decades of Eliza- beth’s reign. A close examination of the dramatic records in Essex reveals a singular and startling chain of events leading to the demise of local plays. To be sure, both the godly Puritans...
Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 143–147.
Published: 01 June 1944
... of the Public Records in Ireland begin. This opening phrase, with date, merely designates the general warrant addressed by the Crown to the Irish Chancery for a grant under the Great Seal, and does not refer to the particular lease finally made, the date of which is given at the end.4 1...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 March 2020
... extensive research in rare books and book history, Martínez places Ercilla among a large and diverse group of Spanish soldiers who recorded and reflected on their experiences of war by writing literary texts. He argues that these writers constituted “a soldierly republic of letters” (2), a community...
Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 342–344.
Published: 01 December 1957
...-Hill Book Company, 1955. Pp. xv + 377. $5.75. “Everyone thinks of Dr. Johnson as an old man.” Thus James Clifford begins his excellent book. The record of Johnson’s career from about 1750 onward is so elaborate and so vivid, thanks in large measure to Boswell’s incomparable Life...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 124–126.
Published: 01 March 1943
... it is his business to record. The reason, of course, is that he is a true lover of the theatre and is therefore constantly at pains to re-create its past in lovable guise. Then, too, he has a remarkable sense of humor, and this turns many a naturally dry incident into a pleasant episode...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 March 1970
..., the remaining record is more complete for some than for others. I felt that the materials presented for “Lapis Lazuli,” “The Man and the Echo,” the ballad sequence, “Long-legged Fly,” and “Under Ben Bulben” were com- plete or nearly so; those for “The Statues,” incomplete. These conclusions agree...