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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 March 1946
...W. K. Wimsatt, Jr Department of English, University of Texas, 1944. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1945. Pp. 297. Copyright © 1946 by Duke University Press 1946 116 Review moral law superior to conventional ethics. Indeed it stems strange...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (1): 17–46.
Published: 01 March 1994
...James I. Wimsatt Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 James I. Wimsatt is professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in Middle English and medieval French literature. His most recent book is Chaucer and His French Contemporaries: Natural Music...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (3): 323–338.
Published: 01 September 1944
...W. K. Wimsatt, Jr. ONE RELATION OF RHYME TO REASON ALEXANDER POPE By W. K. WIMSATT,JR. I The view of rhyme which I wish to discuss in this essay has been formerly advanced but has never, I believe, been...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 March 1942
...J. E. Congleton W.K. Wimsatt. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941. Pp. xvi + 166. $3.00. Copyright © 1942 by Duke University Press 1942 E. E. Bosfetter 133 expression and mood of these poets, particularly Byron, were strik- ingly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 1950
...Donald A. Stauffer Copyright © 1950 by Duke University Press 1950 W.K. Wimsatt, Jr.. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1948. Pp. xvii + 167. $3.75. Leonard F. Dean 363 however, that some of these historical scholars were...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 227–239.
Published: 01 September 1972
... is written in English, then it must have four stresses, because English has four stresses. If it does not have them, then it is not English.”2 In a sanely conceived and brilliantly written essay W. K. Wimsatt, Jr., and Monroe C. Beardsley objected, insisted upon keeping separate the concepts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 365–366.
Published: 01 September 1950
...’ distinct in their signification, I have familiarized the terms of philosophy, by applying them to popular ideas.” In the section on “Corpuscular Epistemology” Wimsatt makes clear how the metaphysical foun- dations beneath the thought of Galileo, Newton, Descartes, and preeminently Locke, led...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 March 1942
..., 1941. Pp. xvi + 166. $3.00. In his “Introduction” Mr. Wimsatt insists that style and mean- ing are interdependent and proposes to show the effect of Dr. John- son’s prose style on his meaning. Since the devices which charac- terize Johnson’s prose are complex structures with fundamental...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (4): 346–362.
Published: 01 December 1980
... of William Hazlitt, ed. A. R. Waller and Arnold Glover, VIII (London: Dent; New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903), 102; all quotations of Hazlitt’s work are from this edition. 5 Quoted by William K. Wimsatt, The Prose Style of Samuel Johnson (New Haven: Yale Uni- versity Press, 1941), p. 47...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (2): 250–256.
Published: 01 June 1992
... begins. In the introduction to Learning to Curse, he describes the “trajectory”of his profes- sional career, from W. K. Wimsatt and formalism to Raymond Williams and cultural materialism. “I recount this personal history,” he tells us, “precisely because it is not entirely personal-I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 362–363.
Published: 01 September 1950
... of Style and Meaning in the Ramblcr and Diction- ary of Samuel Johnson. By W. K. WIMSATT,JR. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1948. Pp. xvii + 167. $3.75. Recently William Empson’s influential Seven Types of Ambiguity has been reissued. In his latest book, Professor Wimsatt calls our...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 235–249.
Published: 01 September 1985
... borrowings from the courtly French poets has been well documented by F. N. Robin- son, Charles Muscatine, Wolfgang Clemen, James Wimsatt, Bar- bara Nolan, and others.5 However much certain themes in The Book of the Duchess may resemble those treated by Boethius-a situation that may have come...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Fallacy,” how- ever, W. K. Wimsatt Jr. and Monroe C. Beardsley worry that focusing on the past out of which a poem arose may divert attention from the poem itself and reduce it to its originating contexts: “The Intentional Fallacy is a confusion between the poem and its origins, a special case...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (4): 395–406.
Published: 01 December 1968
... and the fate of all mankind. More to the point is William K. Wimsatt’s reading of the poem as one of Pope’s “chief expressions in the pathetic and ro- mantic mode.”6 By remarking Pope’s range of styles, Wimsatt, like Reuben Brower in his description of the poem’r “lyric sorrow and high...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 327–354.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Press . Brooks Cleanth Wimsatt William K. . 1957 . Literary Criticism: A Short History . New York : Knopf . Brugger Robert . 1988 . Maryland: A Middle Temperament, 1634-1980 . Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press . Calleo David P. Staal Eric R. , eds...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Critics such as Cleanth Brooks, I. A. Richards, William Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley, and Austin Warren and René Wellek posited an opposition between the internal/intrinsic/aesthetic and the external/extrinsic/historical understanding of a poem. Recent attempts to reintegrate history and form suggest new...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 338–345.
Published: 01 September 1964
... and philosophical factors underlying this widespread dissatisfaction with traditional temporal modes. Wimsatt and Brooks, for example, in their Literary Criticism: A Short History, attribute it in the vaguest of terms to “a reaction to romantic inspirationalism, a concern for craftsmanship...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 120–125.
Published: 01 March 1973
... FESTSCHRIFTEN Brady, Frank, John Palmer, and Martin Price (editors). Literary Theory and Struc- ture: Essays in Honor of William K. Wimsatt. New Haven and London: Yale Uni- versity Press, 1973. viii + 429 pp. $12.50. Frederick A. Pottle, “Synchrony and Diachrony: A Plea for the Use...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 March 1946
... the attack on “rationalizing divines” in the Dunciad and the fondness shared by Pope and Fielding for the “Cibberian forehead.” W. I(. WIMSATT,JR. Yale University Endymion in England: The Literary History of a Greek Myth. By EDWALDs. LEC0nn-E. New York...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (4): 374–375.
Published: 01 December 1954
... in the recently pub- lished studies of Professors Maynard Mack, W. K. Wimsatt, Ian Jack, J. M. Bullitt, Martin Price, and others. Comparison of this volume with any one of these later studies offers an interesting measure of how far-whether for better or worse-the pendulum has swung...