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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 449–457.
Published: 01 December 1966
...Arthur Heiserman 1 Larry D. Benson. Art and Tradition in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1965. xi + 316 pp. $10.00. Copyright © 1966 by Duke University Press 1966 GJQWAIN’S CLEAN COURTESY, OR, THE TASK...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 195–216.
Published: 01 September 1962
...Alexander Gelley Copyright © 1962 by Duke University Press 1962 STAIGER, HEIDEGGER, AND THE TASK OF CRITICISM By ALEXANDERGELLEY Does Martin Heidegger’s thought point the way toward a significant reorientation of the various intellectual disciplines...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 317–319.
Published: 01 September 1978
.... G. B. TENNYSON University of Calfornia, Los Angeles The Writer’s Task from Nietrsche to Brecht. By HANSREISS. Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1978. xiv + 221 pp. $19.50. It has been a favorite topos of cultural critics at least since Jeremiah that the world is galloping...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (2): 137–157.
Published: 01 June 2015
... causal linkages between human and nonhuman across time, while remaining within the bounds of literary realism. David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is read as a contemporary historical novel adequate to this task. The character Sonmi-451’s encounter with a natural landscape ravaged by human industry encapsulates...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of progress to a higher state of evolution. The task of theater historiography is therefore to perturb the notion of the vitality of the state, the institution, and the professions by attending to and nurturing the now —an ethical life based on historiographical self-examination that will always be in reality...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2006) 67 (4): 451–477.
Published: 01 December 2006
... of that year, Anna Seward’s epistolary novel in verse, Louisa. Literary history, as we know it, skips 1784 entirely, its eyes fixed on the publication of The Task the following year. A highly original mix of satire and pastorale, William Cowper’s poem became the most read and most influential...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (3): 219–238.
Published: 01 September 2001
... ❙ September 2001 genre scenes—Cowper assimilated the public prints into The Task (1785). He was the first English poet to gentrify the press by means of a provincial aesthetic of retired masculinity.2 But why should Cowper have been the agent for the aesthetic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 March 1971
... inevitably become involved with the peculiar tensions of the play, and much debate has ensued. The play has been denounced and defended to the point where, if one sets oneself the task of reading a range of criticism on it, one rises with a feeling of having spent the day in a police court...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (2): 252–254.
Published: 01 June 1944
... list, organized in such an exemplary way, is indeed an impressive and instructive task. So, for instance, it is strange to note that th-e man who, next to Shakespeare, was the greatest genius of the theatre, has been dealt with much more in terms of literature than in terms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (2): 137–141.
Published: 01 June 1955
... like the poem Cowper had already proffered. Cowper’s rejection of Newton’s advice is as important for what it says between the lines as for what it says on the surface : If I had strength of mind [he wrote on July 121, I have not strength of body for the task which, you say, some would...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (3): 311–314.
Published: 01 September 1984
.... . . . We have . . . the endless task of retriev- ing language from its own tendency toward ruin or exhaustion. If creation does not go on as decay takes place, the world of human culture becomes Hell. (p. 343) The theorist of the “secular” symbol offers a concept of artful...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 515–516.
Published: 01 September 1941
... nominated in the bond. From this book eighteenth-century spe- cialists will acquire knowledge in details only. But they will probably feel grateful for having some of their own general knowledge so effectively personalized. The author’s task was obviously four-fold : of collection...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 83–84.
Published: 01 March 1958
... of the writer and his function. The conservatives and the humanists had to reappraise the problem of the task to be performed by the writer, for the chronic literary question became acute in 1933. The Communists, on the other hand, had no difficulty in facing the question, because they had always...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 278–279.
Published: 01 September 1955
... in Language and Literature, Vol. 37, No. 3, 1953. Pp. ix 4- 94. $3.50, cloth; $2.50, paper. In this book on the family tree of the Germanic gods, Professor Philippson has taken on an immensely complex task of synthesis, for which we owe him a debt of gratitude. Out of his comprehensive knowledge...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 84–85.
Published: 01 March 1958
... experiments, new rhythms, new levels of expres- sion and expressiveness. A4gain and again, Martini illuminates the enormous expanse which the word is called upon to fill, the burden of truth (and not simply of description) which it is destined to carry, the heavy, sometimes over- taxing task...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 462–463.
Published: 01 December 1953
... and Literatures, No. 6, 1952. Pp. x + 121. $3.00, cloth ; $2.50, paper. Professor O’Flaherty’s able handling of a rather formidable task-Hamann seems to me always to pose such a task-deserves commendation. His-study re- quires a bit of patience, however; on first perusal, the reader is apt to come...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 333–338.
Published: 01 September 1940
... Dictionary. They deserve our support if they start the task, and they will deserve our blessing if they carry out their promise. It is true that six sections of the Modern Language Asso- ciation are engaged in promoting ambitious dictionary projects, but, at least for French, any program...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (3): 232.
Published: 01 September 1959
...Edward G. Cox © 1959 University of Washington 1959 232 'Ritrd Shorts' and the Grorgic Trndition 1713. The Reapers to their sweating Task repair To save the Product of the bounteous Year (353-54) 1720. Now, now, ye reapers, to your task repair...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 236–238.
Published: 01 June 1943
... Present Fame and a Bibliography. By ARTINEARTINIAN. New York : King’s Crown Press (a branch of the Columbia Uni- versity Press), 1941. Pp. viii + 228. $2.50. As the title indicates, Dr. Artinian has accomplished three tasks : first, he has examined how Maupassant fared at the hands...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (3): 386–388.
Published: 01 September 1943
... be a critic, he should know his subject so well that he would write with confidence. Mr. Dodds’ critical portrait of Thackeray is a splendid example of this generalization. He writes about Thackeray, not about what someone else has said or thought. Mr. Dodds set himself the task of knowing...