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Studies in Words : Canto Classics - C. S. Lewis

Studies in Words

Canto Classics

Paperback Published: 11th November 2013
ISBN: 9781107688650
Number Of Pages: 352

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Language - in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings - is a perennially fascinating topic. C. S. Lewis's Studies in Words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analysing their functions. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language.

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..."a brilliant book addressed to students and to lay people alike, unbaffling, deeply informative, and timelessly persuasive." Robert Burchfield, Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
'... a brilliant book addressed to students and to lay people alike and timelessly persuasive.' Robert Burchfield
'Rarely is so much learning displayed with so much grace and charm. My only regret is that the book was not twice as long.' New York Times Book Review
"Rarely is so much learning displayed with so much grace and charm. My only regret is that the book was not twice as long." The New York Times Book Review
.,."a brilliant book addressed to students and to lay people alike, unbaffling, deeply informative, and timelessly persuasive." Robert Burchfield, Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
."..a brilliant book addressed to students and to lay people alike, unbaffling, deeply informative, and timelessly persuasive." Robert Burchfield, Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Nature; 3. Sad; 4. Wit; 5. Free; 6. Sense; 7. Simple; 8. Conscience and conscious; 9. World; 10. Life; 11. I dare say; 12. At the fringe of language; Index.

ISBN: 9781107688650
ISBN-10: 1107688655
Series: Canto Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 11th November 2013
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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