The Modern Language Review

Modern Language Review is a quarterly publication covering literature and writing. It has been in publication since 1905 and is published by the Modern Humanities Research Association.

Articles from Vol. 98, No. 3, July

Aragon's "Le Crime Contre L'Espirit": A Resistance Text of Communist Origin Used by De Gaulle and la France Combattante in Algiers, 1943-1944
In April 1944, just prior to the Allied invasion of France, the Free French authorities, based by then in newly liberated Algeria, republished there the text of a Resistance brochure, Aragon's Le Crime contre l'esprit, originally published, clandestinely...
Cabrera Infante and Parody: Tracking Hemingway in "Tres Tristes Tigres."(Guillermo Cabrera Infante)(Critical Essay)
Parody, by the majority of standard definitions, is marginalized exclusively within the realm of imitation for the operatives of ridicule. Matthew Arnold, as described by Northrop Frye, was an advocate of ranking writers according to categories of 'high'...
Cultural Intersections: The American Hard-Boiled Detective Novel and Early French 'Roman noir.'(Critical Essay)
CULTURAL INTERSECTIONS: THE AMERICAN HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE NOVEL AND EARLY FRENCH ROMAN NOIR In his study of French intellectuals and their relationship to America during the twentieth century, Jean-Philippe Mathy points to the predominance of a 'paradigm...
Fedor Dostoevskii in Britain: The Tale of an Untalented Genius
When, in 1911, Constance Garnett was commissioned by the publisher William Heinemann to undertake the translation of the complete works of Fedor Dostoevskii, she was reticent about engaging in such a risky enterprise. Both she and the publisher were...
The Media of Friends or Foes? Unpublished Letters from Joseph Cottle to Robert Southey, 1834-1837
On 29 April 1837 Joseph Cottle sent a copy of his recently published Early Recollections: Chiefly Relating to the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge, to William Wordsworth. In an accompanying letter, he justified including his old associate in the memoir:...
The Philosopher, the Poet, and the Fragment: Ficino, Poliziano, and "Le Stanze per la Giostra."(Marsilio Ficino, Angelo Poliziano)
Nec tamen Aligerum fraudarim hoc munere Dantem, Per styga per stellas mediique per ardua montis, Pulchra Beatricis sub virginis ora volantem; Quique cupidineum repetit Petrarcha triumphum; Et qui bisquinis centum argumenta diebus ...
'To See the Finger of God in the Dimensions of the Pyramid': A New Context for Ruskin's "The Ethics of the Dust" (1866)
The Ethics of the Dust (1866) (1) seems to be Ruskin's most obviously audience-specific work. A set of lectures on crystallography for 'little housewives', (2) this dramatization of discussions between an Old Lecturer of 'incalculable age' (3) and a...