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Shakespeare's Insults : A Pragmatic Dictionary - Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin

Shakespeare's Insults

A Pragmatic Dictionary

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2016
ISBN: 9780826498335
Number Of Pages: 480

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Why are certain words used as insults in Shakespeare's world and what do these words do and say? Shakespeare's plays abound with insults which are more often merely cited than thoroughly studied, quotation prevailing over exploration. The purpose of this richly detailed dictionary is to go beyond the surface of these words and to analyse why and how words become insults in Shakespeare's world. It's an invaluable resource and reference guide for anyone grappling with the complexities and rewards of Shakespeare's inventive use of language in the realm of insult and verbal sparring.

Thorough and easy to use. * Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 *

Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Abbreviations A-Z entries Select Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780826498335
ISBN-10: 0826498337
Series: Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 28th January 2016
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.4  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 1