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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (3): 481–518.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Sanford Budick © 2000 University of Washington 2000 03-Budick 10/3/00 9:44 AM Page 481 Kant’s Miltonic Test of Talent: The Presence of “When I Consider” in the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Sanford Budick...
Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 439–441.
Published: 01 December 1975
... Schiller’s Drama: Talent and Integrity. By ILSE GRAHAM.New York: Harper 8c Row, 1974. xii 4- 406 pp. $20.00. Ilse Graham’s book is a study of remarkable quality and obviously the fruit of many years of scholarly labor and intimate familiarity with Schiller’s dramatic work and theoretical...
Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 437–459.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Paul H. Fry Harold Bloom in his “anxiety of influence” phase is often thought to insist on an intertextual dynamic that is ahistorical. This view might seem to be confirmed by comparison with the text of Bloom's “strong precursor,” T. S. Eliot's “Tradition and the Individual Talent.” The reason...
Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 169–189.
Published: 01 June 1994
...). For theorists of genius, differing degrees of mental abilities ensured a highly stratified social and economic order. Duff claimed that the “unequal distribution of natural talents” made it possible for “men [to] become mutually dependent upon, and subservient to, the necessities of each other” (3-4...
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 207–209.
Published: 01 June 1963
... roles, they may have been used primarily to satirize such roles in private drama. And indeed, the special talents of children for burlesque had always been recognized, he continues: they were “apparent in the tradition of the Boy Bishop.” Before 1576, furthermore, the boys “apparently did...
Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (4): 413–415.
Published: 01 December 1952
... individual talent, that is, Yeats as a “metaphysical” poet. His talent, according to the argument, lay in the power of his imagination to “master” the antithetical essence of things. Yeats remolded the English lyric as his instrument for “Assimilating incongru- ity” to use Cleanth Brooks’s phrase...
Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 287–310.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as a compelling discursive category through which both individuals and social groups could produce their identities (Chibici-Revneanu 2013 ). Carl Pletsch ( 1991 : 10, 208, 212), in his study Young Nietzsche , claims that “when Nietzsche was a boy in the 1850s” in Germany, “every young man with talent...
Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 303–306.
Published: 01 December 1958
... to hide a snake there? . . . he had a clear- ness and precision of ideas which fournished him with expressions of almost intuitive justness, he had not read so much as meditated, his talent was to reduce a book to one idea, to en compass the sphere of possibilities and to compare them...
Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 185–186.
Published: 01 June 1941
... down concrete observations and spor- adic brilliancies in the familiar way that his talents were adapted to handling and contrasts this method with the procedure used in writ- ing systematically expounded articles : I was once applied to, in a delicate emergency, to write an article...
Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 1969
..., no matter how special in secular terms, can play God. The hero is also, simultaneously, the archetypal contempo- rary American, the confident and eager representative of his country trying his talents against an older and more universal moral order. In Fitzgerald’s earliest novel, This Side...
Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (2): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 1978
... an economics of the imagination whose dynamics had become in- corporated into the “energetic exertion’’ of the poet’s labor and talent (Jerusalem, pl. 3). Jerusalem, then, enacts Blake’s new labor theory of value. In Jerusalem we do riot find the sort of parabolical portrayal of commerce which we see...
Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 March 1951
... Reviews to whom travel was thus less important. It is a sign of the vitality and of the limitations of Byron’s talent that he should insist that there must ‘always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric, and pure invention is but the talent of a liar...
Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 114–115.
Published: 01 March 1951
.... It is a sign of the vitality and of the limitations of Byron’s talent that he should insist that there must ‘always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric, and pure invention is but the talent of a liar LESLIEA. MARCHAND Rutgers...
Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (2): 165–178.
Published: 01 June 1960
... (Berlin, 1930-1931)’ 11, where he argues that Mann’s charac- ters seem at one level natural and vital and yet at another level seem to exist only in ordcr to prove a thesis. “His talent is nourished by a rational faculty in search of causes (ciner begrundenden Ratio) ” (pp. 518-19). 1 9 G ii...
Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 89–91.
Published: 01 March 1944
.... Though impressed, Aboulcasem persevered in his evil ways for the short time until his death. His unpublished works fell into the hands of Mirvan, “an inferior genius of the east, who assumed the pride of talents, but succeeded chiefly by a certain pliancy, that could, in apt season, fawn...
Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Qingzhao, for her command of language. Zhu Shuzhen, although perhaps apocryphal, was included nevertheless. All were touted for their literary talent. The histories examined in this essay all emphasize different aspects of these writers and their works. There is no consensus among the histories...
Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Talents Romanticism involved a new interest in the past, preferably the medieval past. Romantic medievalism runs from The Castle of Otranto to Ivanhoe — and not just in the narrative imagination: between Goethe’s essay “Von deutscher Baukunst” (1772) and Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris (1831...
Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 306–322.
Published: 01 September 1966
... in The Trembling of the Veil in 1922. Contemplating the fate of the poets of the Rhymers Club, the tragic dissipation of their talent in drink and debauchery, Yeats writes: They had taught me that violent energy, which is like a fire of straw, consumes in a few minutes the nervous vitality...
Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (3): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 1956
... on “Domestic Love and Union” deserves special attention. Here Seed develops “such considerations as may beget, preserve and cultivate such an Union,” one of which dealt with the observance and practice of the rules of good manners. This section includes three paragraphs on the talent...
Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 539–542.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of Renaissance Europe. Kennedy begins with a flourish of witty mythography on Mercury, “quicksilvered and golden tongued . . . trickster, thief, and master of deception,” as the “tutelary deity” for Renaissance art and literature (1)—a very different source of talent from Apollo and the Muses, offering common...