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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 257–259.
Published: 01 June 1992
...Vincent P. Pecora Marianne Dekoven. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991. xiii + 248 pp. $39.50 cloth, $12.95 paper. Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 EDWARD PECHTER 257 Rich and Strange: Gendq History...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Katherine Bode Abstract The approaches to data-rich literary history that dominate academic and public debate—Franco Moretti’s “distant reading” and Matthew Jockers’s “macroanalysis”—model literary systems in limited, abstract, and often ahistorical ways. This problem arises from neglect...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 301–319.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and pleasures of fiction, of literary study, and of metaphor. The alternative to what has been called “the poverty of context” is the richness and variety of poetic contexts, understood diachronically. 10 “The novel,” according to Lukács ( 1971 : 56), “is the epic of an age in which the extensive totality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 193–217.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Samuel Fallon Abstract After the popular Elizabethan writer Robert Greene died in 1592, a series of pamphlets appeared with stories of his ghost’s haunting returns. These pamphlets—Henry Chettle’s Kind-Harts Dreame (1592), Barnabe Riche’s Greenes Newes both from Heauen and Hell (1593), and John...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (3): 345–362.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of nonmasculine rhyme as rich as this one, it is difficult to go back to the second installment of The Faerie Queene and not be irritated. Many of Spenser’s feminine rhymes are just not funny. Consider, for instance, the following speech by Prince Arthur in book 4: Certes sir Knight, ye seemen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 180–188.
Published: 01 June 1950
..., a deeply indented chin,.and small well-formed ears.” C. L. Kingsford, Henry V: The Typical Medieval Hero (New York, 1903), p. 81. 6 As You Like It. 111. vii. 150. 6 Barnabe Riche, -The‘Friites of Long Experience (London, 16M), p. 52. 7 Cynthias Reuells, 11, iii, 26-29. Ben Jonson...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 118–121.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of the Magnalia : its tormented rage for order.” This rich, strange description is from his eightieth page. Surely, over a half century of reading Romantic poetry, McGann has absorbed some of its power and momentum, which is a power to persuade a little more quickly and efficiently than we may want to consent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (3): 294–297.
Published: 01 September 1981
.... But, again, certainty eludes us, for the name was fairly common in the London of the day. Penelope Rich, one of the most beautiful, avant-garde, and scandalous of Elizabethan aristocrats, lived in the Priory of St. Bartholomew almost next door to the Websters. Lady Rich was sister to the fatally...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (4): 300–310.
Published: 01 December 1955
....” That would be scant material for a painter ; yet the reader feels that the picture is rich and warm with color. For one thing, the “bloody fielde,” which is not part of the actual scene, con- tributes to the reader’s sense of color. But more important is the fact that, in reading, the mind will make...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (1): 150–183.
Published: 01 March 1965
... serves to measure modem critical studies. That tale is either Sir Philip Sidney’s affair with Lady Rich, or Astrophil’s love for Stella. To Sidney’s intimate circle of friends, among whom the sonnets first circulated and to whom the affiir would be known, the choice was open to read...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 257–260.
Published: 01 June 2020
... cultures” divide, too often consider antithetical: creative insight and scrupulous attention to historical data. Tondre has a deep understanding of the science he treats and is comfortable with its complications and nuances, giving us an account of probability that is as rich in possibility as the novels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 482–483.
Published: 01 September 1965
.... Henry Hatfield succeeds in avoiding the negative tone of Butler and keeps the critical distance lacking in Rehm’s great work. He gives us an excep- tionally balanced, perceptive reading of a rich collection of relevant texts gathered together most judiciously from the autobiographical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (2): 168–181.
Published: 01 June 1954
... tris riches heures du Duc de Berry. Looking first at the subject matter of these two works, we may state that either artist delights from an aristocratic viewpoint in all the aspects of everyday life, not sporadically and selectively but systematically throughout the day, the week...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 210–217.
Published: 01 September 1955
... is unwise to spend money and time ac- quiring land. It should try to have “more subjects, usefully employed, which is the principle feature of any policy designed to make the state rich” ( MS 7929). ’The decision to develop a nation internally rather than to increase its territory leads...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 March 1971
... or uncertainty he finds in aspects of the external world. His contorted syntax, his great range of diction, his elaborate allusiveness, his intermingling of rhetorical patterns-all attempt to record experiential complexity. Such techniques obviously provide rich material for critical exegesis. -1’he...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 351–353.
Published: 01 June 1965
.... Challenging as his book is, each phase of his method has limitations and dangers. Although his explications are frequently brilliant, he makes a few poems (some 50) speak for the whole corpus (1,775) and virtually ignores the rich testimony of the letters (he includes scarcely more than a half-dozen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 407–409.
Published: 01 September 1940
... “Letztes Lied,”2 we must realize that the author could not possibly treat thousands of poems in similar man- ner within the compass of five hundred pages. But certainly he gives us the highlights and more. To the initiated he offers rich inspira- tion and many new points of view...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (3): 317–319.
Published: 01 September 1979
...: “the richness and diversity of the literature of mid-nine- teenth-century England” (p. xi). “Richness” and “diversity” are undeniably striking features of the literature of 1850. In addition to the appearance of such major works as 1n Memoriam, David Coppe$eld, Pendennis, and The Prelude, many other...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (3): 275–291.
Published: 01 September 1979
..., The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon, 3 vols. (London:.John Murray, 1844), I, 368. STUART PETERFREUND 28 1 With more hauteur, as might an old Castilian Poor Noble meet a mushroom rich civilian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 173.
Published: 01 June 1955
... Greenough, the sculptor. As philosophical criticism it is thoughtful, original, and sometimes brilliant. But it is also abstract, difficult, and sometimes obscure. The reader interested in the history and logical interrelations of ideas will find here a rich mine of interpretation...