The Resource Precious nonsense : the Gettysburg address, Ben Jonson's epitaphs on his children, and Twelfth night, Stephen Booth

Precious nonsense : the Gettysburg address, Ben Jonson's epitaphs on his children, and Twelfth night, Stephen Booth

Label
Precious nonsense : the Gettysburg address, Ben Jonson's epitaphs on his children, and Twelfth night
Title
Precious nonsense
Title remainder
the Gettysburg address, Ben Jonson's epitaphs on his children, and Twelfth night
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Booth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is it about our experience of great literature that makes us treasure these works so highly? Stephen Booth suggests that a great source, perhaps the great source, of the special appeal of our most valued works is that they are, in one way or another, utterly nonsensical. Reading the rhetorical tangles, the illogical leaps, and the most absurd imagery of three disparate texts - the Gettysburg Address, Ben Jonson's Epitaphs on his children, and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - Booth demonstrates how poetics triumph over logic in the "mind games" that enrich the experience of reading
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Booth, Stephen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.N65
LC item number
B66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Jonson, Ben
  • English literature
  • Nonsense literature, English
Label
Precious nonsense : the Gettysburg address, Ben Jonson's epitaphs on his children, and Twelfth night, Stephen Booth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unobserved and all observers : the Gettysburg address. The Gettysburg address in 1863 ; Perversity ; Plain nonsense -- Failure and success in Ben Jonson's epitaphs for his children. On my first son ; On my first daughter -- Shakespeare's Twelfth night. Twelfth night 1.1 : the audience as Malvolio ; Getting into the spirit of Twelfth night : the audience as Malvolio again ; The last few minutes of Twelfth night
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780520212886
Lccn
97027979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37341339
  • (OCoLC)ocm37341339
Label
Precious nonsense : the Gettysburg address, Ben Jonson's epitaphs on his children, and Twelfth night, Stephen Booth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unobserved and all observers : the Gettysburg address. The Gettysburg address in 1863 ; Perversity ; Plain nonsense -- Failure and success in Ben Jonson's epitaphs for his children. On my first son ; On my first daughter -- Shakespeare's Twelfth night. Twelfth night 1.1 : the audience as Malvolio ; Getting into the spirit of Twelfth night : the audience as Malvolio again ; The last few minutes of Twelfth night
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780520212886
Lccn
97027979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37341339
  • (OCoLC)ocm37341339

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