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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 1974
.... Lawrence, William Empson, and J. R. R. Tolkien. By ROGERSALE. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1973. xi + 261 pp. $10.00. “To find a hero one tells a story: there has never been any other way” (p. 1). Roger Sale’s opening sentence is to be taken...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jessica Campbell The Fairy Way of Writing: Shakespeare to Tolkien . By Pask Kevin . Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2013 . 192 pp. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 Literary scholarship frequently bewails the tyranny of periodization...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 1984
...., and London: Harvard University Press, 1983. vi + 310 pp. $27.50. Tolkien’s famous essay on Beowulf( 1936) has dominated modern criticism of this great Anglo-Saxon work, and from Tolkien have come-at some remove- those interpretations that see the poem as a Christian tragedy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 397–399.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to be liberal selves, there is no better way than reading, Rosen and Santesso proclaim. However, their earlier juxtaposing of Orwell and J. R. R. Tolkien (in a masterful discussion of Orwell and his influence on the later novel of paranoia in Thomas Pynchon and others) poses the question in a more far-reaching...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (4): 387–398.
Published: 01 December 1951
... &mansod (meaning “cursed”) ; munsed in Gaw. is, by Tolkien and Gordon (and by Gol- lancz) , derived from OF munecier, “threaten, menace.” Oakden has, furthermore, overlooked another instance of mansed from amansod- in Pat. 82: Pis is a mervayl message a man for to preche...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (3): 378–379.
Published: 01 September 1967
...), may begin by appearing disarming; he very soon makes it clear that he would rather dis-arm as Beowulf dis-armed Grendel. Sisam wrestles with some success against Mullenhoff, Klaeber, and even Tolkien in the second chapter, which surveys general interpretations that have relevance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 308–314.
Published: 01 June 1969
.... The Hague and Paris: Mouton, Studies in English Literature, XLIX, 1969. 140 pp. 21 guilders. Isaacs, Neil D., and Rose A. Zimbardo (editors). Tolkien and the Critics: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1968. $7.50...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 March 1979
...JOHN M. HILL © 1979 University of Washington 1979 BE0 WULF, VALUE, AND THE FRAME OF TIME By JOHN M. HILL For .J. R. R. Tolkien the Beowulfpoet-that consistent voice that narrates the story-surveys a doomed world from an enlightened pres...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 307–308.
Published: 01 September 1963
... on the next page the exactly similar, non- alliterating “gret bobbaunce” (v. 9) is denied that status (p. 85). Miss Boroff barely discusses hyje, but Tolkien and Gordon’s glossary, under hyje, (i) adj., provides a fair sample. It lists six examples of hyje meaning “tall,” “loud...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 498–499.
Published: 01 December 1950
... documents of the irrational before Kafka, Kierkegaard, and Eliot. Gollancz, Day, and Serjeantson’s Sir Gawain (EETS, 1940) does not supplant Tolkien and Gordon, but it supplements their book. Mentions of YWES and PMLA seem to have crowded out the MHRA Annual Bibliography, which is on the march...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 386–388.
Published: 01 December 1987
... by Tolkien, is muted, Perhaps, but it seems a minor point in any case. This is a fine introduction to a mode of thinking in the Middle Ages. The topic itself is, as the author points out, not one constructed of systematic theories, but remains only a loose cluster of ideas. Burrow has provided us...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (1): 78–80.
Published: 01 March 1957
... & Wiksells Boktryckeri, 1956. Pp. 215. 30.00 kr. Turville-Petre, G. (editor). Hervarar Saga ok Hei8reks. Introduction by Christopher Tolkien. London : University College London, Viking Society for Northern Research, Text Series, Vol. 11, 1956. Pp. xx + 145. 12 to members lo ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 1971
... of Barfield, Ixwis, It’illiams, and Tolkien. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1971. x + 249 pp. $9.00. Kogers, .I’imothy. Rupert Brooke: A Reappraisal and Selection from His IVritzngs, Some Nitherto Unpublished. New York: Barnes Xc Noble, 1971. viii + 231 pp. $7.00. Sanders, Wilbur...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 349–352.
Published: 01 September 1973
.... Tolkien Roger Sale Mr. Sale achieves some searching criticism of three very different writers one the poet of sexuality, one Q Theseus-minded critic, and one an erudite romancer whose books have be- come a cult for the young...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (2): 220–223.
Published: 01 June 1973
...: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson, und J. R. R. Tolkien. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1973. xi + 261 pp. $10.00. Savage, James E. Ben Jonson’s Basic Comic Characters and Other Essays. Hattiesburg: University and College Press of Mississippi, 1973...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 1973
... by calling his domain Wessex, we must also acknowledge that it is not an imaginary or mythic world in the absolute sense that Spen- ser’s and Tolkien’s are; Wessex rests upon actual England, like a table- cloth on a table. It is evident from many remarks in Hardy’s own writings on his novels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 388–392.
Published: 01 December 1987
... age when young, and strong beyond his age when old (“transcendence ideals the contrast be- tween youth and age, so poignantly stressed by Tolkien, is muted, Perhaps, but it seems a minor point in any case. This is a fine introduction to a mode of thinking in the Middle Ages. The topic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 319–347.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in recuperations of Aeneas, it opens with a meditation on the Virgilian hero’s treachery: Þe tulk þat þe trammes of tresoun þer wroȝt Watz tried for his tricherie, þe trewest on erþe: Hit watz Ennias þe athel, and his highe kynde. (Tolkien, Davis, and Gordon 1967 : 1.1.3–5) 12 The Troy Book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 June 1981
.... Lewisburg, Pa. : Bucknell University Press; London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1981.238 pp. $19.50. Isaacs, Neil D., and Rose A. Zimbardo (editors). Tolkien: New Critical Perspectizw. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1981. 175 pp. $10.50. Lansbury, Coral. The Reasonable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 145–152.
Published: 01 June 1949
... is J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics,” Proceedings of the British Academy, XXII (1936), 245-95. The illuminating interpretation of the poem to be found in this lecture is based on the idea that Beowulf must be examined for what it is, not for what various scholars...