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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 113–139.
Published: 01 June 2019
... originality came about not as a radical break with the older ideal of authorial mediation but as a modification and rearrangement of its constitutive terms. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 The notion of inspiration illustrates the two advantages. First, like weaving authors, inspired...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 311–314.
Published: 01 September 1946
... of nine or ten years. It is this fact that Mr. Sencourt fails to make clear. Modern Love as a literary achievement does not stand or fall by a criterion of biographical truth. Whether the poem is a strictly auto- biographical venture or a weaving of half-truths and psychological...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (2): 266–270.
Published: 01 June 1998
...” (letter, December 18 17). Isn’t Fry himself in a tug of war with subtleties of meaning in weaving the sounds of his own prose poetry, his typically highly wrought sentences, Wolfson I Review 269 such as the one about Keats’s “ToAutumn” being...
Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 621.
Published: 01 December 1969
... that had so long fed upon his livermains pas, il eat CtC moins dClectab1e”-was to help his re- creator in dealing, over a lifetime, with his own lovingly nurtured contra- dictions. In nine chapters Stoltzfus takes us briskly and competently over Gide’s writing career, weaving in and out...
Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 303–319.
Published: 01 December 1987
... an haunt / She passed hem of Ypres and of Gaunt,” Chaucer says of her in the General Prologue (447-48). Alison’s weaving and its thematic appropriateness to her character have been much discussed.9 Edmund Reiss argues that the detail (along with the prominence of clothing in her descrip...
Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 March 1990
... that “Chaucer’s poetics is essentially gendered . . . and that language (signifying activity) is essen- tially structured in relation to gender” (p. 15). Earlier versions of much of this material have appeared elsewhere, but the weaving together of the revised pieces into a sustained argument about...
Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 184–191.
Published: 01 June 1981
... of structure and form” (pp. 203-4), that Ovid’s poem, itself belonging to the epic genre, is an impor- tant prototype for Paradise Lost. The entire narration by Ovid, says Martz, “is suffused with the voice of the narrator, who weaves his stories together by . . . contrived transitions, by constant...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 1943
... at the just conclusion that “in his search for philosophical truth . . . and his exposition of a moral lesson Vigny relied upon the best authorities available, docu- mented himself concerning insignificant as well as important facts, and allowed his imagination to weave about these verities...
Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (2): 149–162.
Published: 01 June 1952
... a boat and the land, so that a sentence like the one under consideration would be likely to stick in the student’s mind. PAGE192: “-As we, or mother Dana, weave and unweave our bodies, Stephen said, from day to day, their molecules shuttled to and fro, so does the artist weave...
Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (3): 382–383.
Published: 01 September 1947
... 383 ners, but for those who can discount strong prejudices and rectify pronouncements in accordance with more exact scholarship, the book is an unbroken delectation. The very sentences are a joy with their twistings and weavings in and out between their modifications...
Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 319–320.
Published: 01 June 1941
... and accuracy of an introduction devoted to the ra.velling out of weaved-up follies and the painstaking work evident in the excellent reproduction of the text insure the usefulness and desira.bility of the work for those for whom it is intended-“students of Shakespeare, Thomas Hey- wood, William...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 607–609.
Published: 01 December 2016
... tenor. Beginning with Shakespeare’s Henry VIII (a story of secularization in the oldest sense of the term, the seizure of church property by the state), he weaves through chapters on Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto , Jane Austen’s Emma , Coleridge’s Kubla Khan , Walter Scott’s Waverley...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 275–276.
Published: 01 September 1962
... from the complex weave of the character a few small threads of behavior, meaningless out of the pattern, and find in them the design of the whole.. . .Here, in the play’s natural home, where meanings are determined by what reaches the brain and emotions through the eye and ear, where...
Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the representations of women as peacemakers, which are encapsulated in the Germanic term peace-weaving . While Watkins’s study of interdynastic marriages emphasizes challenges and failures, the resulting book is a triumphant, fruitful marriage of critical methodologies and fields. It encompasses literary...
Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (2): 215–217.
Published: 01 June 1994
... and historical allusion does produce more compelling connections between the work and its literary and politi- cal contexts. The most spectacular example is the chapter titled “Political Allegory in the Gerusalemrne Liberata.” Weaving together Tasso’s rewriting of Caesar as the hero of Lucan’s De belt0...
Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (2): 217–218.
Published: 01 June 1953
..., and 70, which refer to the weaver’s craft. They show that the Anglo-Saxons knew the advanced methods of weaving, something which scholars who have misinterpreted them do not. N0rman.E. Eliason suggests “Christ walking on the sea” as the solution of “Riddle 68 of the Exeter Book” (pp. 18...
Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 242–266.
Published: 01 September 1982
.... Thus the calculating Mephistophelean intellect weaves its schemes to bring about the consummation of Faust’s quest for union with Helena, while in a curious way it is itself “touched” and to a de- gree elevated by what is happening. In the union of Faust and Helena, Goethe sees not a physical...
Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 236–238.
Published: 01 June 1943
..., docu- mented himself concerning insignificant as well as important facts, and allowed his imagination to weave about these verities that poetry which he felt would relieve the facts of their powder dry appear- ance.” The value of the study lies in its exposition of the variety...
Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 334–336.
Published: 01 September 1994
... has a weave, an interconnectedness, that justifies academicians in starting with any facts they elect. Be it a painting of a family around a spinet, a metaphor in Locke, or a treatise on husbandry, each is a thread of the textual fabric. Whatever filament one tweaks, the “culture” will give...
Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (1): 97–99.
Published: 01 March 1977
...: Throughout the poem runs the structural idea of alternation or inter- weaving of mutable with spiritual. In a series of reversals manhood’s mutable shqpe is successively endowed with eternal gifts, realized and de- cayed by time, raised to the heavens, enclosed in the mortal terms...