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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2016) 77 (4): 595–597.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jesse Molesworth Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen . By Miller Christopher R. . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2015 . vii + 269 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Few topics in literary studies are hotter than the history of emotion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1961) 22 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 March 1961
... The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Edited by THOMASH. JOHNSON. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1960. Pp. xiii + 770. $10.00. Emily Dickinson’s Poetry .- Stairway of Surprise. By CHARLESR. ANDERSON. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960. Pp. xviii + 334. $5.95...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2017) 78 (2): 205–242.
Published: 01 June 2017
... surprising presence of Pater in texts shaped by brutal military conflict not only demonstrates the power of models of cultural transmission he developed at a point when his reputation was at a far lower ebb in the English-speaking world than it was on a war-ravaged continent, but also opens up the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2010) 71 (1): 75–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Andrew Parker The question of poetry's future was asked with surprising frequency across various Western literary languages during the nineteenth century. In Walt Whitman's little-known essay “The Poetry of the Future” (1881), in Arthur Rimbaud's celebrated “Voyant” letter to Paul Demeny (1871...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2014) 75 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 March 2014
....” This essay explores several related problems: the almost occult significance of the publication date 1900; the surprising relevance of calendar debates to “The Darkling Thrush” and other texts, a crisis of temporality characteristic of late Victorian poetry and poetics; and the way that extrinsic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2014) 75 (2): 239–257.
Published: 01 June 2014
... intellectual circle, which included Algernon Swinburne, Walter Pater, and John Addington Symonds, the essay opens up the sometimes surprising ways in which intellectually innovative discussions about literature might occur within the walls of the university, albeit outside the strictures of the curriculum. I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1953) 14 (3): 317.
Published: 01 September 1953
... accept this offering as a memorial volume rather than a learned effort by some scholars writing for other scholars, we can still ask about its scholarly value. The contributors are all responsible and sometimes distinguished men in their own fields; it is therefore surprising how sound...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1945) 6 (3): 368.
Published: 01 September 1945
.... Michels’ Mittelhoch-deutsches Elementarbuch : “It is surprising that his excellent and well-documented grammar has not been used in the present edition,” although I do mention the very book explicitly in my “Tristan” at least three times: pp. 95, 113, 182! As to genesen, I thought...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1975) 36 (1): 81–82.
Published: 01 March 1975
... references on a microfilm reader. I have been using the book for years and am relieved to have it at last in physically convenient form. That a study of this sort should have started as a P1i.D. thesis is not surprising; successful candi- dates traditionally take their dissertations off to their...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1976) 37 (4): 403–404.
Published: 01 December 1976
...) From this kind of romantic critic, we should expect surprises and disap- pointments, and there are both in this collection of essays. Tw.0 of the best surprises are the essays on James’s Turn of the Screw and “W. H. Hudson: Bird Man.” The disappointments, I think, come mostly in Goddard’s too...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1943) 4 (2): 238–239.
Published: 01 June 1943
... tentatively, be drawn from the opinions of the contemporary writers are very much what one would expect; the surprises are always heavily outweighed by the confirmations. On the whole we are left much as we were before the enquiry. Dr. Artinian’s style is smooth, natural, and orderly, no...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1958) 19 (1): 91–92.
Published: 01 March 1958
...David C. Fowler Jean Frappier. Paris: Hatier-Boivin, Connaissance des Lettres, 50, 1957. Pp. 255. 540 frs. Copyright © 1958 by Duke University Press 1958 Warren I. Wolfe 91 and one is rather surprised to find no reference to the effort made by the philosophes and by...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2016) 77 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 June 2016
... twelve have been previously published (though a few have been expanded for this enterprise). The contents of Swift and Others , then, will not come as a surprise to many students of the eighteenth century. Rawson explains his title thus. The object is not to treat Swift as a uniquely important...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1950) 11 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 March 1950
... and Notes, by C. F. MACINTYRE.Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1947. Pp. x + 55. $2.50. In the introduction to his translation of Fifty Selected Rilke Poems MacIntyre says he was surprised to discover that there were almost as many Rilkes as there were Rilke...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1943) 4 (2): 236–238.
Published: 01 June 1943
... misappre- hensions. It is surprising to learn, for instance, that in Russia in 1940 Maupassant headed the list of the most published foreign authors, with 3,000,000 copies of his works issued since 1917. It is mildly salutary to learn that Ollendorff published more works of Maupas- sant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1950) 11 (1): 115.
Published: 01 March 1950
... surprising shock for linguists ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1950) 11 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 March 1950
.... CARROLLE. REED University of Washington Richard Beer-Hofmann: Werk und Weltbild des Dichters. By OTTOOBER- HOLZER. Bern: A. Francke, 1947. Pp. 272. s.fr. 18 It might be surprising, at first glance, to find a study on Beer-Hofmann of more than 270 pages, if one considers that the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1961) 22 (4): 405.
Published: 01 December 1961
... crisis. Walter Whitman to a surprising extent merged with Walt Whitman and the latter matured. Such a thesis, carefully documented and intelligently presented, solves many problems. Above all, it is fair to Whitman, it puts the man and his work in proper relation, it shows his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1960) 21 (3): 223–227.
Published: 01 September 1960
... repetition of Goneril’s sentiment, and Muir’s sympathetic echo of Lear described as “ ‘an arrogant old idiot, destitute of any decent human quality and incapable of any reasonable act.’ ” Given the vogue of such criticisni of the play’s central figure, it is only surprising that the idea of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2009) 70 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2009
... plan, he will be surprised to discover it at the moment of publication. ...