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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 293–317.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bruce Robbins The critique of theodicy might form part of the rationale for a renewed version of literary study. This hypothesis, suggested by James Wood's New York Times oped on the 2010 Haiti earthquake, leads to an interrogation of the status of literature: Is it a secular concept, as Richard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2024
... fate of evil in the sorts of literary fiction that exist outside this paradigm. Taking up the novels of Jonathan Franzen, which are replete with representations of evil, this essay locates the sources of Franzen’s fixation in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and argues that, as theodicy fell out of favor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 212–215.
Published: 01 June 1985
... and elaborates diverse thoughts without endangering “Romanticism” as a term with expectations and boundaries. JAMES ENGELL 2 13 Chapters 2 and 3 conclude the book’s first part by surveying differences between “Design and Theodicy in a Mechanized Universe...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (2): 229–233.
Published: 01 June 1997
... historical matters Lamb substitutes conceptual ones, such as pub- lic theodicy and private pains, via Pope’s Essay on Man (which may or may not be theodical) and Young’s Night Thoughts (which surely is). Most usefully, Lamb locates in the mid-eighteenth century what he calls, after Luhmann’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 1954
... on the Three years before Vordtriede’s study, von Wiese’s two volumes on Die deutsche Tragodie von Lessing bis Hebbel (revised one-volume edition, 1952) had interpreted Grillparzer as the first of the tragic writers of the nineteenth century for whom the illuminating power of Theodicy is beginning...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 118–119.
Published: 01 March 1945
... consoled himself with a theodicy, as Milton, im- prisoned in blindness, did, and as our author does in justifying the ways of France to men, Quand mike! For his inner theme is In grande clartk de la France, formed, to be sure, in the Middle Ages and shedding its light on other countries...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 March 1945
... with prison literature, like the consolation that Boethius wrote in his dungeon. Boethius consoled himself with a theodicy, as Milton, im- prisoned in blindness, did, and as our author does in justifying the ways of France to men, Quand mike! For his inner theme is In grande clartk de la France...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (4): 443–459.
Published: 01 December 2022
...-Christian heathens” (304). 1 Through Delano, Melville gives us as sharpened a portrait as could be wished of secularism as, in essence, a theodicy: the racialized theodicy proper to the imperial seizure of the globe. The Dickinson comparison is illustrative, across a number of axes. In Jackson’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 422–426.
Published: 01 June 2000
.... It is the epic’s orientation toward the future, and, more surprisingly, toward postmodernism, that most engages Martin. Her approach yields some truly striking analogies between the theodicy of Paradise Lost and the probabilistic thought of Pascal: “The poem’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 476–478.
Published: 01 December 1968
... in Sons and Lovers. The first part of the book, dealing with fiction up to the end of the eighteenth century, includes a study by Aubrey Williams of the “drawing- room theodicy” of Congreve’s Incognita, and an elaborate essay by Ir&ne Simon on the use made by Congreve and Fielding of French...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1974
... contained and domesti- cated, made more ugly than august, more ludicrous than dignified. Yet it persists at the heart of Augustan satire as well as Augustan theodicy. What has been called the “entomological sublime” in Henry Fuseli, the fascination with the transcendence of the infinitesimal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 415–419.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., which is global, technological, and probabilistic. It is the epic’s orientation toward the future, and, more surprisingly, toward postmodernism, that most engages Martin. Her approach yields some truly striking analogies between the theodicy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 419–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., technological, and probabilistic. It is the epic’s orientation toward the future, and, more surprisingly, toward postmodernism, that most engages Martin. Her approach yields some truly striking analogies between the theodicy of Paradise Lost and the probabilistic thought...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 426–432.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., technological, and probabilistic. It is the epic’s orientation toward the future, and, more surprisingly, toward postmodernism, that most engages Martin. Her approach yields some truly striking analogies between the theodicy of Paradise Lost and the probabilistic thought...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (4): 323–332.
Published: 01 December 1963
... allows him to see the development of mankind toward perfection in a relatively straight line : the demonic forces in a grandiose, secularized theodicy. Stifter’s Christian dual- ism is essentially medieval and static. That element which is known in Goethe’s anthropology as demonic forces...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (3): 290–293.
Published: 01 September 1987
.... 212-131) and sees Pope as having exhibited an “[excessive] hatred of bad writing” (p. 257) and made “[op pressive] claims of righteousness” (p. 123). He resurrects the Victorian view of the Essay on Man as a collection of commonplaces inspired by Bolingbroke, dismissing Mack’s theodicy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 385–409.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Press . Danielson Dennis Richard . 1982 . Milton’s Good God: A Study in Literary Theodicy . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Deleuze Gilles . 1990 . The Logic of Sense , edited by Boundas Constantin V. , translated by Lester Mark Stivale Charles . New...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2007
... a clear antecedent in a Babylonian poem known as “The Babylonian Theodicy,” in which a despondent sufferer complains that the gods have treated him unjustly while rewarding wicked men; his complaints alternate with replies from a friend who tries to comfort him and justify divine ways. Yet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 June 1985
... to the organicist vision- and perhaps to all theodicies and biodicies-is not death, but the suffering of innocence . . .” (p. 122). But these wrinkles, inevitable in subjects with rich cross-reference, do not weaken the fabric. They are necessary to construct a texture or bias. This one is close-knit...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 384–387.
Published: 01 September 1967
... supposedly ignores the Christian hope for redemption and the usual Baroque attempt at theodicy. Had the author come to grips with his contentions, he could have furnished the reader with counterarguments to such remarks as the following, which, unfortunately, he himself has not examined...