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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 218–221.
Published: 01 June 1985
..., or a redeeming one, as Conrad often seems to suggest? Parry makes the “redeeming idea” the crucial issue in interpreting Conrad’s work. She suspects him of a funda- 220 REVIEWS mental belief in it, or at least of a continual return to it as an object...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (2): 191–199.
Published: 01 June 1973
... and discovers them to point up similar defects. For the former, Dickens’s view of society, although “comic in its faith in the redeemed society peopled by whole human beings,” is “characterized by a mocking castigation en route of a frenetic society and the fragmented individuals who sustain it” (pp. 7...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (2): 167–172.
Published: 01 June 1959
... the Redeemer gone, the absolute is lost and the objective order of things destroyed. The world turns into a night- mare of relativities, ironies, ambiguities, and absurdities, and the transcendental vacuum is invaded by the forces of Evil. The sovereign poetic imagination ignores the reality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 407–428.
Published: 01 December 1985
... of redeeming the world. Engaged couples have the respon- sibility of religious saviors; they are expected to cure their doomed societies, spreading “warmth and pardon . . . to all.” However, in most of the poems and plays Auden wrote through On the Frontier (1938), weddings appear only in bits...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., and freelance Iessayist, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing decides to redeem Horace. There are two primary texts, both sharp and relentless in their critical energy: first, a Vade mecum [Pocket manual] for one Samuel Gotthold Lange, an arrogant pastor from Laublingen, whose...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 232–236.
Published: 01 September 1955
... and the example of Old Testa- ment figures who have obeyed the Law to be among Christ’s main supports if he is to thwart Satan without revealing or resorting to his divine power. Satan’s first temptation of Christ is calculated not only to destroy his efficacy as Redeemer but, paradoxically...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 475–476.
Published: 01 December 1966
... of the Cross: “We are not aware in Traherne’s prose of the profound effort and suffering which mystical purification will involve” (p. 49). Tra- herne lacks a grievoiis sense of sin, and hence he finds it possible to believe absolutely in the power of Redemption. If man has truly been redeemed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (4): 421–422.
Published: 01 December 1978
... imagination. Garber sees Thoreau inevitably coming out on the human (or spiritual or imaginative) side of the line, yet at the same time forever questing, forever seeking wild nature. Thoreau is, af- ter all, not merely trying to redeem wild nature, since such a one-directional scheme would involve...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 March 1962
... in the Empyrean is the center-the “punto fisso”-in one of Dante’s images.* Only at the end does the geometer’s landscape turn fully to the landscape of spiritual paradox. This cosmological structure reinforces theme and narrative framework. Man’s life on the shell of earth is redeemable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 373–394.
Published: 01 December 1984
... and then translates into theological terms that restate and endow with mystery what remains an insolu- ble problem. I contend that ultimately he cannot resolve his di- lemma because he carries its paradox within his own need to rein- terpret and redeem his willfulness. That need, however, gives his poems...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (4): 357–365.
Published: 01 December 1956
... redeemers of mankind. According to what particular redeemers did O’Neill design Lazarus? Two are clear from the play itself. A third has been widely recognized by critics. But these three saviours are not sufficient to explain O’Neill’s Lazarus. Me remains a puzzling species of redeemer...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 247–271.
Published: 01 September 1973
..., for that malignant dull Delight, The gen’rous Pleasure to be charm’d with Wit. (2%3-38)2 In addressing critics, Pope elevates passion far above mere propriety as a source of literary delight, and the redeeming power which he attrib- utes to sympathetic insight...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (4): 424–428.
Published: 01 December 1948
... the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners. 0 God the Son, Redeemer of the world : have mercy upon us miserable sinners. 0 God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners. 0 God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son : have mercy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 242–266.
Published: 01 September 1982
... it to a higher level and thereby redeem it. Thus, with respect to art, Goethe declares: “Kunst : eine andere Natur, auch geheimnisvoll, aDer verstandlicher; denn sie entspringt aus dem Verstande” (Maxi- men, no. 722, in Werke, XII, 467). Goethe’s awareness of the necessary redemption of intellect...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 272–294.
Published: 01 September 1964
... in a fairy-tale plot. Again, we may think of the “bed-trick” as an allegorical action in which love preserves honor, virtue triumphs over vice, feminine purity redeems masculine lust, and so on. But the background of the bed- 2 E. M. W. Tillyard, Shakespeare’s Problem Plays (London, 1957...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 414–425.
Published: 01 September 1965
...) with Cargill that Strether’s decision at the end is not motivated by a lingering Puritanism (p. 320), then we cannot merely congratulate him for “tolerating” adultery. Nor can we, with Dorothea Krook, simply say that the theme of the book is “the redeeming power of consciousness.’y17It...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 343–348.
Published: 01 December 1954
... against the Iron Ma- donna. Her sway was too readily borne, and even enlarged, by genteel critics; her cult went much deeper than the typical colonial and fron- tier partiality toward women. In its more extreme though not unusual form, the cult had Woman replacing Christ as the redeemer of man...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (3): 219–241.
Published: 01 September 1977
... of Scripture and under- mined the heavenly state of Christ. Therefore, when Herbert’s speaker asks whether he shall “side with thy triumphant glorie,” he is con- sidering the “side” of the reformers and foreshadowing his final com- mitment to Christ as redeemer and mediator, to “my deare Saviour...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 461–472.
Published: 01 December 1964
... for him, as he had suffered for Spencer’s guilt and Ackley’s self-loathing. Yet, and this is part of his tragedy, he is an impotent saint, unable either to redeem the fallen or to prevent their fall. If the world of Holden’s school was a muted purgatory, the world of his New York hotel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 March 1950
..., there appears also the Klingsohr motif of the redeeming mirror that accompanies the general awakening : Der neue Arnim spielt mit Edelsteinen; seine Umgebung ist ohne Spiegel und ohne Klang, und ich zittre vor der Idee, da6 sie aus unschuldiger Sehnsucht sich selbst abgespiegelt zu sehn und die...