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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 185–198.
Published: 01 June 1948
...Scott Elledge Copyright © 1948 by Duke University Press 1948 COWLEY’S ODE “OF WIT” AND LONGINUS ON THE SUBLIME: A STUDY OF ONE DEFINITION OF THE WORD WIT By SCOTTELLEDGE Inconclusive but numerous parallels between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 21–37.
Published: 01 March 1980
...Hugh H. Grady Copyright © 1980 by Duke University Press 1980 RHETORIC, WIT, AND ART IN GRACIAN’S AGUDEZA It has been thirty years since Errist Kobert Curtius argued for a radi- cal revision in the prevailing critical estimation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 356–369.
Published: 01 September 1969
...John Sutherland Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 WIT, REASON, VISION, AND AN ESSAY ON MAN By JOHN SUTHERLAND To argue that the Essay on Man is witty, in Pope’s own sense of that term, must seem far less controversial than...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 380–381.
Published: 01 September 1970
... REVIEWS The Wit of Love: Donne, Carew, Crashaw, Marvell. By LDUIS LA. MARTZ. London and Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, Ward-Phillips Lectures in English Language and Literature, Volume 3, 1969. 216 pp. $10.00. The 1Vit of Love is a slim, richly illustrated...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 March 1967
.... A. WALTONLITZ Princeton University The Age of Wit, 1650-1750.By D. JUDSON MILBURN.New York: Macmillan; London: Collier-Macmillan, 1966. 348 pp. $6.95. The dust jacket of The Age of Wit describes the book as a “thorough exploration of the idke-force that dominated English life...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 33–44.
Published: 01 March 1967
...Philip J. Finkelpearl Copyright © 1967 by Duke University Press 1967 “WIT” IN FRANCIS BEAUMONT’S POEMS By PHILIPJ. FINKELPEARL It is probably impossible to write a history of Elizabethan drama without quoting Francis Beaumont’s nostalgic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 323–336.
Published: 01 December 1962
...C. C. Clarke Copyright © 1962 by Duke University Press 1962 HUMOR AND WIT IN “CHILDE ROLAND” By C. C. CLARKE “Childe Roland” is not the unequivocally somber tale it is often taken to be. The horrors are retailed with a vigor that stops just short...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 March 1952
.... WILLIAMR. PARKER New York University 77re Sin of Wit: Jonathan Swift as n Poet. By MAURICEJOHNSON. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1950. Pp. 145. $2.50. Perhaps no comparable body of literature has been as consistently neglected as the poems of Jonathan Swift. Despite...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Liran Razinsky This essay examines Jonathan Littell's novel The Kindly Ones ( Les bienveillantes ) as a project of bearing witness. It turns a critical eye on the role played by the poetics of excess and transgression, on the novel's historical aspects (dates, events, and other details...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 501–503.
Published: 01 December 1944
.... The character of his poetic genius, his dependence on Scottish poetical traditions, the nature and play of his intelligence, whether in satire, wit, or sentiment, are briefly but tellingly set down. The manuscript accounts named above depend for their value less on their positive contribution...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 33–52.
Published: 01 March 1969
...CHARLES R. FORKER Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 “WIT’S DESCANT ON ANY PLAIN SONG” THE PROSE CHARACTERS OF JOHN WEBSTER By CHARLESR. FORKER Ever since Lamb admired the “innocence-resembling boldness” of Vittoria...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 501–502.
Published: 01 December 1950
... Wits of the Restoration: An Introduction. By JOHN HAROLDWILSON. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1948. Pp. x + 264. $4.00. Every once in a while a scholarly work appears of which we can say, “Now that’s done.” Such a work is Wilson’s Court Wits of the Restoration. Too often works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (2): 151–176.
Published: 01 June 2024
...Anastasia Eccles Abstract This essay focuses on the “witness-protagonist”: a recessive but still identifiably major character who observes the developments of the main plot from a position on its margins. Such characters are familiar from modernist novels, but this essay turns back to a formative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (4): 387–389.
Published: 01 December 1980
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (3): 312–317.
Published: 01 September 1979
... Vicloriatr Nooti: Englisli Literature in. 1850. By CAKLDAWSON. Baltimore and Lon- don: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1979. sv + 268 pp. $16.00. Readers of Carl Dawson’s other full-lerlgth stlldy (His Fine Wit: A Stull? Thomas Love Peacock) will experience an uneasy feeling of dijci ZIU...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 184–191.
Published: 01 June 1981
... the whole ensemble of poems with unflagging intelligence, with wit and tact and sensitivity-lies the essen- tial greatness of Martz’s book. Certain chapters, admittedly, do not move beyond the received inter- pretations of Milton’s poems: chapter 16 on Samson Agonistes, for exam- ple...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 204–207.
Published: 01 June 1984
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (4): 425–429.
Published: 01 December 1983
...- cate otherwise: that what we witness here is less an instance of perspective and methodology failing the critic and more a case of the critic’s failing her own historical methodology and hermeneutical texts. Like every poet, Milton is a traditionalist; yet what he chooses to represent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 205–207.
Published: 01 June 1986
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 457–458.
Published: 01 September 1969