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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2013) 74 (4): 493–516.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David L. Sedley This article interprets Madame de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves as a response to Blaise Pascal’s arithmetic triangle. Pascal used the numbers of the triangle to determine how to divide fairly the stakes of an interrupted game of chance. He called his method “the geometry of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1949) 10 (4): 532–533.
Published: 01 December 1949
...- ingly about the famous pair.” With a good triangle situation and the durable paraphernalia of mazes, silken clues, and a marvelous coffer (and a dash of poison was soon to be added), the legend was launched on its literary career in the 159O’s, and from here on it is clear sailing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1956) 17 (2): 176–177.
Published: 01 June 1956
..., but some seem to this reviewer not too well taken: Buhnwlirter Thiel, exemplifying Faust’s two souls or Thiel as a man in a sort of Grillparzer triangle; Kasper as a literary fore- bear of Valentin; Abdias compared with Meister Anton; Barbara’s father in Dw Arme Spiclmann compared to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1956) 17 (2): 177–178.
Published: 01 June 1956
... draws most of his analogies not from narrative forms, but from dramatic works. Many are convincing, but some seem to this reviewer not too well taken: Buhnwlirter Thiel, exemplifying Faust’s two souls or Thiel as a man in a sort of Grillparzer triangle; Kasper as a literary fore- bear of...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1969) 30 (2): 284–291.
Published: 01 June 1969
.... 187). The art is simple: the interweaving of two triangles (deltas interlocked), and the Nykrogian fabliau effect of shocking rimes at the crucial intersection of those triangles. The Clerk’s TaZe has a broken back: it founders on the shoals of inor- ganic narrative, and it fails to blend...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1984) 45 (2): 204–207.
Published: 01 June 1984
... darkness, confusion, blood, and horror” (pp. 220-21). On the other hand, it is not especially enlightening to be told that the Oedipal triangles of old husband, young wife, and gallant in Rowlandson’s comic drawings are related to the French Revolution because they depict “the sexual act (or...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1974) 35 (2): 205–207.
Published: 01 June 1974
... Libraly Bulletin in 1972 and now fitted out with an introduction, two appendixes, and an index, fills out the little-known third leg of the Johnson-Boswell-Thrale triangle from first encounters, when Boswell and Mrs. Thrale had yet to reach their mid-twenties, to late in the old age of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1974) 35 (2): 207–209.
Published: 01 June 1974
... Libraly Bulletin in 1972 and now fitted out with an introduction, two appendixes, and an index, fills out the little-known third leg of the Johnson-Boswell-Thrale triangle from first encounters, when Boswell and Mrs. Thrale had yet to reach their mid-twenties, to late in the old age of the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2009) 70 (2): 171–194.
Published: 01 June 2009
... poet was chiefly caused by the publication of the well-known parody the ‘Loves of the Triangles’ ” in the Anti-Jacobin (1798), Charles notes concurrently a widespread shift in public taste “under the guidance of Wordsworth and Coleridge,” through whose tutelage poetry was recognized as “chiefly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1993) 54 (4): 575–579.
Published: 01 December 1993
... Hercules for Vulcan, suggests that Venus is always going to be the center of some romantic triangle, and in no sense devalues her. The Birth of Pandora bases its discussion of the discourse of the division of labor on the CH subordination of parts to whole. Barrell is incisive and convincing on...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1982) 43 (2): 190–193.
Published: 01 June 1982
... presents, not a romantic triangle, but an Oedipal one of son, mother, and father: Shaw is in the poet Marchbanks, “struggling to vent a buried incestuous fantasy” and “voluntar- ily emasculating himself in order to ward off the primitive fear of an im- posed punishment by castration” (pp. 108, 1...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1962) 23 (3): 285–288.
Published: 01 September 1962
..., Sylvia E. (editor). Edgar Watson Howe: The Story of a Country Tourn. New York : Twayne Publishers, Twayne’s United States Classics Series, 1962. Pp. 368. $4.75. Cady, Edwin H. (editor). William Dean Howells : The Shadow of a Drecrm: A Triangle of Tragic Agonies and An Imperative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2003) 64 (3): 389–392.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Žning the Dutch” (xxiii). It is Modern Language Quarterly 64:3, September 2003. © 2003 University of Washington. 390 MLQ September 2003 true that if the relation Schmidt plots out is a triangle, then Dutchness is the vertex of its right angle; in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1970) 31 (1): 38–47.
Published: 01 March 1970
..., in Mr. 13jealousy, for cuckoldry. I have always felt that Richardson, the least mimetic of writers, manages, perhaps unintentionally, to sym- bolize the triangle in his pastoral scenes. On one occasion, Pamela, Williams, and Mrs. Jewkes (a stand-in for Mr. B., for she is in his em- ploy and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1960) 21 (4): 291–300.
Published: 01 December 1960
... Sheridan’s Literary Debi we have in one: aunt, niece, the triangle being completed in the play by the Irish adventurer, in the novel by an English squire; the novel has the Irish adventurer, too, who at one time establishes his place in the affections of the aunt, though not in the triangle...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 2004) 65 (1): 149–160.
Published: 01 March 2004
... struggle among European nation-states.19 19 In Ophuls’s film, the love triangle plays itself out against the backdrop of the possibility of European peace. The husband (Charles Boyer) is on the side of mili- tarism, the lover (Vittorio de Sica) on that of diplomacy and pacifism. Montenegro is DeJean...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1985) 46 (4): 390–406.
Published: 01 December 1985
... nature,” and the circle and triangle had “a real existence in their minds and in the nature of things” and were not “a mere creation or arbitrary symbol proceeding from human inven- tion” (Graves, 1: 314). In The Excursion the Wanderer, the character most resembling Wordsworth, makes it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1974) 35 (3): 219–230.
Published: 01 September 1974
... love-triangle situations keeps him from giving sufficient attention to the structures of trick and countertrick which are the basis of many tales, even such classic triangle stories as La Horgoise d’Orliens (MR,I, 117-25). See also the comments on fabliau plots, which relate them to farce, in...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1993) 54 (1): 155–164.
Published: 01 March 1993
... Heritage (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, ig73),438.440. 13 Hodges and Hutter, With Downcast Gays: Aspects of Homosexual Self-Wession, 2d ed. (Toronto: Pink Triangle, ig7g),24-25. l4 Alunan, The Homosexual Vision of E. M. Forster,” in Studies in E. M. Fmter, Cahiers d’ktudes et de...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1982) 43 (3): 293–297.
Published: 01 September 1982
... is most “complex” and so generates the most “expressive” poetry in this sense: Vindice; the “central triangle of Imogen, Posthumus, and Iachimo” (p. 238, n. 23), with Iachimo being more central than the others; Flamineo; Bosola; and Penthea and Bassanes, who are “at the center” (p. 184) of...