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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2011) 72 (4): 559–562.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1989) 50 (2): 194–196.
Published: 01 June 1989
... attention, of unresolved and shared mysteries, of secrets and sympathy. Such a balance is expressed in the oxymoron “all-sympathizing critic,” by which, in the preface to The Marble Faun, Hawthorne defines the ideal reader whom he fears he has irretriev- ably lost. One might say that Hutner’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1973) 34 (3): 247–271.
Published: 01 September 1973
... AND REDEMPTIVE SYMPATHY IN POPE’S “ELOISA TO ABELARD”# By DAVIDB. MORRIS Samuel Johnson dismissed with curt and undisguised contempt one of the most intensely erotic poems Pope ever wrote. “Poetry,” he judged, “has not often been worse...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2017) 78 (3): 321–348.
Published: 01 September 2017
... natural phenomena, and opposed physical and/or ethical sympathies. The copresence of polarized historical periods in Milton’s work remains a distinguishing feature; examples from preceding and succeeding periods make the case for recognizing in Milton a pivotal moment in English literary history and the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Samuel Baker It is well known that Walter Scott adapted the forms of sentimental fiction for his initial trilogy of novels on Scottish manners and that he drew on philosophical theories of sympathy when conceiving of his characters and placing them in historical relation to one another and to his...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2014) 75 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2014
... breakdown of sympathy and a broader one for the irreducible complexity of being. Such complexity inflects the very structure of what scholars, after Franco Moretti, call the quantitative analysis of literature (in the conversion of texts to countable units: one, two, three, etc.). It also reveals how texts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2002) 63 (1): 65–88.
Published: 01 March 2002
... MLQ ❙ March 2002 ied forms that Austen displays so profusely in the novels. It is tempting to call this experience one of sympathy—our sympathizing with the similar feelings of the characters—but it can feel more as if they have come to sympathize with us. Incapacity is a requirement of our...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1949) 10 (4): 526–527.
Published: 01 December 1949
... French literature; with much of it, he felt little sympathy, especially with French poetry outside of Baude- laire, with the French sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, with Balzac, and with the whole “classical century,” Pascal excepted. He hardly proved receptive to the talents of men...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1944) 5 (3): 361.
Published: 01 September 1944
.... The critical method applied throughout the book is evidently solid ; the analysis of facts and the interpretation of documents are con- ducted with intelligence and sympathy ; further, Mr. Cornell has brought to light a number of data which were not easily accessible even to the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1941) 2 (4): 654.
Published: 01 December 1941
... sympathy with the diffi- culty of Queeney’s position to be unwilling to condemn her. A. T. HAZEN Yale University Mark Twain in Eruption. Edited and with an Introduction by BERNARDDE VOTO. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. Pp. xxviii...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1940) 1 (4): 570–572.
Published: 01 December 1940
...,” though The Miracles of Anti-Christ must always stand as evidence of her profound sympathy with the condition of the lower classes and her deep interest in modern social problems (p. 215). To admit that The Miracles of Anti-Christ is a failure as a “prob- lem novel” makes it very...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1943) 4 (3): 386.
Published: 01 September 1943
... one an understanding and appre- ciation of the man and his age. There is sympathy for Thaclteray’s personal tragedy, there is understanding of his limitations, admira- tion for his genius, and all is portrayed in a manner that is lucid and satisfying...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1980) 41 (3): 292–295.
Published: 01 September 1980
...- ing power of imagination. Imagination both illuminates the awesome depths of the inner self and forms “the great social principle of life, / Coercing all things into sympathy Sympathy with his own earlier self and with nature was for Wordsworth not a withdrawal from human contact but an...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1949) 10 (2): 251.
Published: 01 June 1949
... country at least, when it is written entirely in German? In this nicely edited and manufactured volume, with its six excellent plates, it is annoying to see ss written for the digraph B. The reviewer is also out of sympathy with the system of placing the footnotes at the end of each...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1948) 9 (1): 37–50.
Published: 01 March 1948
... whole world of Middlemarch; she is the main prop of this world. Herein Gwendolen falls short, for she herself needs the sympathy of others to carry her along. Complementing this main character, whose development is chiefly moral, prompted by the emotions, we find, especially in the later nov...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1965) 26 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 June 1965
... in the sound a thought,” his imaginative remark implies faith in his beloved’s sympathy. He continues his act of secular faith, turning from the window to her, from the seeming-world “before us like a land of dreams,” thereby apparently reaffirming their sympathy and somewhat languid...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1996) 57 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 March 1996
... likely have come from a number of other authors, including Spenser, the influence of whose own epic mixture of allegorical detachment with entranced sympathy is not addressed. Aware of the dangers of attributing a poet’s development to a single predecessor’s influence, Pite hedges his bets...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1979) 40 (2): 201–204.
Published: 01 June 1979
... Career. By JOHN M. ADEN.Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1978. xiv + 218 pp. $12.50. According to conventional wisdom, (1) the early Pope was not a satirist, (2) he was a nondoctrinaire Erasmian sort of Catholic, with broad rather than narrow religious sympathies, and (3) he was...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1972) 33 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 1972
... the fictional adventures of rogues sometimes known as the picaresque. He would expect a confessional and repentant nar- rator to tell adventures which were amusing, and his attitude toward the narrator might vary from complete ironic detachment to complete sympathy. He would expect that...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1996) 57 (4): 645–648.
Published: 01 December 1996
... notes that moving from Homer to Virgil means the entrance of a “Euripidean fury” (32), a forsaking of the “erotic graciousness” of the Odyssey for a cruel portrait of “love’s destructiveness” (23, 27). The Specter ofDid0 has little sympathy for the catastrophic anger and masochistic torments of...