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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 431–434.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Martin A. Hipsky, Jr. Karl Kroeber. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1992. $35.00. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Hipsky I Review 431 Retelling / Rereading: The Fate of Storytelling in Modern Times. By Karl...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 1969
...-that he did know how to go on.’ THE STORYTELLER AND THE PROBLEM OF LANGUAGE IN SAMUEL BECKETT’S FICTION By GERALDL. BRUNS The world of Samuel Beckett’s fiction, it is now commonplace to observe, is governed at least in part by a Cartesian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the concepts of fiction, belief, and referentiality in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France. A translation of Lafayette's Zayde: A Spanish Romance is forthcoming. The Storyteller and the Book: Scenes of Narrative Production in the Early French Novel Nicholas Paige alter Benjamin...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 499–522.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Peter Murphy Abstract In the late 1790s Wordsworth and Coleridge conduct a common storytelling experiment: to see if stories can tell their own meaning, without explanations or morals attached. The resulting stories are, fundamentally, rewrites of the stories of sentimental encounter so common...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jesse Molesworth The manipulation of local time, or clock time, constitutes a vital aspect of gothic storytelling, as seen in Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto , Matthew Lewis’s Monk , and Ann Radcliffe’s novels. Several concepts emerge: the importance of the hour as a temporal unit...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2021
... reviews the role of magic in similar episodes to show the enormity of Spenser’s seemingly conservative storytelling. It also defends Spenser’s hero from charges of intemperance and immaturity. The question of intemperance stems from misunderstanding Aristotle. That of immaturity is more complicated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 217–220.
Published: 01 June 1984
... story in order to get out of “it” means getting out of both story and “all of it,” life itself as well as storytelling. The speaker’s complaint that his hope (or ambition?) and his story are “meaningless” is not quite true, but problems in Morrison’s argument sometimes threaten to make it so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 54–74.
Published: 01 March 1975
... the horror of the “fin passing far out” (Dialy, September 30, 1926). However, the essential accomplishment of Bernard’s affirmation-as he moves from storyteller to writer, ultimately subsuming all other The Waves, in Jacob’s Room and The Waves (New York, 1959). p. 342. James Hafley...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (2): 212–215.
Published: 01 June 1977
... in pairs (one of which also provides the title of the book) because Hardy sees a story-whether it be a novel or an alibi or ;I profession of lo\re-as essentially ;I rehtionship, a social act. ,+I novel is simply one kind of storytelling, one human effort to give experience a nar- rative shape...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (4): 399–426.
Published: 01 December 2003
... . . . to contradict” [l’autorità . . . del contradire] that is temporarily granted the courtiers gathered at Urbino, regardless of social status (1.12, 15).11 De Navarre’s storytellers, too, relish the opportunity to debate the interpretation of others’ tales at least as much as they enjoy devising their own...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 12–20.
Published: 01 March 1961
... the narrator’s digressions and the variations of style apparent in the tale. The complexity of the poem is simplified when we turn our attention from the story to the storyteller, from the movement of the action to the technique of narration. The nar- rator, with his tendency to digress...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 379–408.
Published: 01 September 1999
... theater’s affinities with the popular shadow plays and puppet shows as well as with the farces performed in public gatherings, espe- cially during festivals, and, more important, with other forms of popular storytelling in Arabic. In his introduction to The MiserMiiriin al-Naqqiish recounts his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (3): 273–275.
Published: 01 September 1989
... Germanic poems in the Indo-European oral tradition of storytelling, there must be more rigor in theme studies. One way to achieve such rigor is to look for evidence of structure in “themes.” That is exactly what Renoir has done in A Key to Old Poems. One of the themes, “the singer looks...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (2): 289–303.
Published: 01 June 1996
... of the tale is simultaneously a liar, an able storyteller, a deficient fiction writer, and an honest chronicler. Mendoza reminds her readers and herself of the many options in her description of Mora’s relationship to the text, but she carefully does not adjudicate among them. At the same time...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (1): 91–93.
Published: 01 March 1975
... its best storytellers. This liberation of Yiddish fiction from the narrowness of its own aesthetics was made possible, according to Miron, by “the introduction of the freedom of narrative move- ment through the employment of an ironic persona” (p. 266). The man who liberated Yiddish...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (2): 245–264.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Fable 251 Narrative Mode and Spatial-Temporal Form Formally, A September Fable is a hybrid rather than a pure form. On the one hand, its simple preface — “Old folks’ storytelling is both exquisite and moving” (1) — announces the novel’s kinship with the oral tale...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 1996
... from other sorts of narrative; that is, there may be no such thing as a nonphilosophical narrative, as if storytelling were basically a philosophical activity, as opposed (say) to going mad, where the one nat- urally incurs the threat of the other. MacCumber’s point, in any case, has to do...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 115.
Published: 01 March 1948
..., in publishing a collection of short stories by the great Danish writer Steen Steensen Blicher, has given the American reader an opportunity to enjoy a unique storyteller, This collection is prefaced by a long essay on the poet and short-story writer by Sigrid Undset. Her sympathetic insight...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 193–217.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Margolies ( 1985 : 43) terms the “objectification” of Elizabethan fiction: the disappearance of explicit contact with and guidance from the author, which left readers “to find the meaning in the story alone.” 13 Greene was a master of this kind of storytelling. Consider the opening lines of one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (3): 323–347.
Published: 01 September 2003
... forms of capitalist innovation not just in the early novel’s themes or rep- resentations but in its narrative strategies, in the storytelling’s govern- ing concepts and characteristic turns. We have to proceed carefully here. By 1700 the English social order had already been utterly trans- formed...