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Titel: Studies in Words. Second Edition.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press
Einband: Soft cover
Zustand: Very Good
240p paperback, nice clean copy: Nature, Sad, Wit, Free, Sense, Simple, etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 148642
Inhaltsangabe: 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.
'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
'? a brilliant book addressed to students and to lay people alike and timelessly persuasive.' Robert Burchfield
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