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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 363–384.
Published: 01 September 1998
... manuscript on paratexts in American avant-garde poetry after the Second World War. “Who Can Say Who Are Citizens?” Causal Mythology in Charles Olson’s Polis Susan Vanderborg By the time he was the featured first poet in Donald Allen’s land- mark 1960...
Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (2): 257–258.
Published: 01 June 1967
... Buch vorgeht-es resigniert zu friih gegeniiber komplexeren, methodisch und sachlich weiterfuhrenden Fragestellungen. Dieser Anfang sollte zu ihnen ermutigen. FRITZMARTINI Stuttgart Say That We Saw Spain Die: Literary Consequences...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2016
... “marketplace,” say, or one “public sphere”) is unhelpful. Rather, literary artifacts have potentially multiple social lives that differ in their relation to “sacralized” and “everyday” practices. An aesthetic object can thrive in many simultaneous or successive practice spaces that use and value it differently...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (3): 391–413.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Brian McHale In or about 1966, modernity changed. In the spirit of recent reflections on “the year as period,” the present article undertakes a thought experiment: What if we dated the beginning of postmodernism to 1966 instead of, say, 1972–73, the date preferred by Charles Jencks, Fredric Jameson...
Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 86–111.
Published: 01 March 1969
..., the Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe says that those who wonder “why literate Africans take so little interest in collecting their proverbs may not be fully aware that proverbs by themselves have little significance. . . .” He goes on to note: They are like dormant seeds lying in the dry-season...
Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 1969
... using the formula. And in this case too we should say—in certain circumstances—that he did know how to go on. We can also imagine the case where nothing at all occurred in B’s mind except that he suddenly said “Now I know...
Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 375–412.
Published: 01 December 1953
... to interpret the mind of the poet to his hearers, and he cannot do this well unless he knows what the poet means. All this is greatly to be envied. . . .-IonJ 530 C. In the Western world, criticism that takes account of intention begins, I think, with Plato. He says: “If we...
Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 475–479.
Published: 01 December 1940
... of doors, Bells in your parlours, wild-cats in your kitchens, Saints in your injuries, devils being offended, Players in your housewifery, and housewives in your beds.2 and the following quotation from The Arte of English Poesie:S And touching the person, we say it is comely...
Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 March 1967
... see them in ,4ct I; they fulfill all too well the “adequate performance” of habit’s duties. “En attendant, il ne se passe rien,” Gogo says. “Vous vous ennuyez?” asks Pozzo; and Gogo answers, ‘‘Plut6t.”2 The very act of waiting which characterizes the two is a symbolic expression...
Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2015
... escape. Yes, as though impossibility, that by which we are no longer able to be able [cela en quoi nous ne pouvons plus pouvoir], were waiting for us behind all that we live, think, and say. My thought is that Beckett’s ﬁctions are comic derivations of Blan- chot’s dilemma...
Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 172–180.
Published: 01 June 1972
... of the poem, but thor- oughly illuminating what he covers. He counters Randall Jarrell’s charge of “Organization of Irrelevance”: “Such organization,” says Jar- rell, “is ex post fucto organization: if something is somewhere, one can I J.4u.1~~E:. I%K.~ESI,I~. William Carlos Williams...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 46–52.
Published: 01 March 1962
... first arose, they now generally agree that it presents the views current while Turold composed his song, that is to say, near the turn of the eleventh century. In 1944 Ernst Robert Curtius wrote that the chunsoizs de geste should not be scorned as sources of cultural history...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 474–491.
Published: 01 December 1970
... Up Mount Olynipus,” Sci- ence, March 29, 1968. pp. 1448-49; and John Lear, “Heredity ‘Transactions,” Saturday Review, March 16, 1968, pp. 36, 86. Both of these are rightly piit down in the review of six reviews by Guniher Stent, “\Vhat They Are Saying about Honest Jim,” Quarterly Review...
Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 175–181.
Published: 01 June 1944
... comparison with Sidney’s essay, but sai$ nothing of a possible in$btedness to Wordsworth. Professor A. C. Bradley, Shelley’s View of Poetry, Oxfmd Lectures on Poetry (London, 1909), p. 152, remarks : “It appears to owe very little either to Wordsworth’s Prefaces or to Coleridge’s Biographia...
Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 51–65.
Published: 01 March 1942
...: “Man is an eating animal, aye, a drinking one too . . . a clothes-wearing ani- rnal”;8 an echo of “Man is a Tool-using Animal . . . a Laughing Animal . . . the Cooking Animal,” in Sartor.1° On April 4, 1848,l’ Whitman had something to say about “san culottes” (cf. Sartor, p. 190...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 1943
... the correspondence : its style is high-flown, in parts even flowery; it abounds in admiration for Rodin’s art ; it betrays already that over-indulgence in adulation which in some letters strikes the reader as somewhat naive; for ex- ample, when Rilke says “the occasion to write about your work...
Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 205–211.
Published: 01 June 1964
...-all these words that seem to mean something to critics called “new,” who derive their method from Coleridge’s insistence upon metaphorical action, mean nothing to Rosenheim. And he comes close to saying that Swift means nothing; rather he does something; he satirizes, that is, conducts...
Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 March 1966
... on style edited by Thomas A. Sebeok, Style in Language (New York, 1960). 3 4 METER AS ORGANIC FORM has not been superseded; as John Crowe Ransom says, if it is ever abandoned it will probably be replaced by something very...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (4): 463–475.
Published: 01 December 1946
... grammar uncertain. In one of his early letters to his son Lord Chesterfield repeats the common eighteenth-century complaint. The French and Italians, he says, devote a great deal of attention to their languages : witness their academies and diction- aries. “To our shame be it spoken, it is less...
Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (2): 157–172.
Published: 01 June 1974
...Brian M. Barbour Copyright © 1974 by Duke University Press 1974 We tto not go to hear what Emerson says so much as to hear Emerson.’ EMERSON’S “POETIC” PROSE By BRIANM...