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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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 authorship agency mediation premodern literature weaving The premodern author poses a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1969) 30 (4): 621.
Published: 01 December 1969
... the bird 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1946) 7 (3): 311–314.
Published: 01 September 1946
... knew Janet Duff Gordon except as a child 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1943) 4 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 1943
... 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 and richness of the poet’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1941) 2 (2): 319–320.
Published: 01 June 1941
... clarity 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1998) 59 (2): 266–270.
Published: 01 June 1998
..., Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact 8c reason” (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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1947) 8 (3): 382–383.
Published: 01 September 1947
... 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 and parentheses yet held true to their course until they arrive home in port. This classic-classic in the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1962) 23 (3): 275–276.
Published: 01 September 1962
... hell, salvation and damnation : To come away from [ Desdemona’s] tragic experience remembering her as either a saint or sinner is to abstract 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 2016) 77 (4): 607–609.
Published: 01 December 2016
... imaginations. Jager writes with real erudition and brings exceptional force to arguments of a now-familiar 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2019) 80 (2): 224–226.
Published: 01 June 2019
... 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 and cultural history, diplomatic history, international...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1947) 8 (4): 455–458.
Published: 01 December 1947
... that have been cited do not constitute unique sources for Keats’s thought and diction, but they give a glimpse of the elements out of which the imagination weaves its complex fabrics. We may conclude v\-ith the identification of three quotations in the prose writings that have gone...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1994) 55 (3): 334–336.
Published: 01 September 1994
... text also 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1996) 57 (4): 654–657.
Published: 01 December 1996
... tics. Despite my complaints, Carlson’s book is useful for anyone interested in the criticism of romantic drama of the last ten years or so, for she always generously cites and weaves the work of others into her own original contri- butions. Though it is no pleasant book to read, I am...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1998) 59 (3): 394–396.
Published: 01 September 1998
... remarkable essay calls for an extended critique of its important claim, that allegory is implicated in a ‘tiolent” subversion of the signifying process. Inevitably, perhaps, the notion that allegory cannot escape its own semiotic violence is only to be understood gradually, as Gordon Teskey weaves a...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1999) 60 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 1999
... ethicopolitical thrust of rhetorical reading and succeeds admirably. Keenan writes clearly and reasons closely; the opening chapter provides one of the finest discussions of poststructuralist ethics that I know of. It weaves its way expertly among difficult texts by Enimanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, Mau...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2003) 64 (3): 396–398.
Published: 01 September 2003
... distinguish a true “historical novel” from its brethren. That is why I would highlight as particular merits of the book the way in which Rigney weaves into it (e.g., 42 – 43 and later). Scott’s abundant pref- aces, notes, and so on, which are all too often ignored by critics, although they are...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1987) 48 (4): 303–319.
Published: 01 December 1987
... rule with Chaucer’s characterizations of his pilgrims, she is superlative among her type. “Of clooth-makyng she hadde swich 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...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1987) 48 (4): 386–388.
Published: 01 December 1987
... in the material itself. And the book proceeds more by accumulation of additional detail than by a weaving of an “argument.” As this process unfolds we learn many specific details about a series of related medieval notions of the world, time, and man. We learn, too, about the ways in...