The Resource Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature, Michael West

Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature, Michael West

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Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature
Title
Transcendental wordplay
Title remainder
America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature
Statement of responsibility
Michael West
Creator
Subject
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Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1937-
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West, Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.P85
LC item number
W47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • American literature
  • Puns and punning in literature
  • American wit and humor
  • English language
  • English language
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • Romanticism
  • Nature in literature
  • Plays on words
  • Littérature américaine
  • Mots d'esprit et jeux de mots dans la littérature
  • Humour américain
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Transcendantalisme (Philosophie américaine)
  • Romantisme
  • Nature dans la littérature
  • Mots d'esprit et jeux de mots
  • American literature
  • American wit and humor
  • English language
  • Language and languages
  • Nature in literature
  • Plays on words
  • Puns and punning in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Transcendentalism (New England)
  • Literatur
  • Wortspiel
  • Geschichte 1800-1900
  • Transzendentalismus
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature, Michael West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-506) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spellers, punsters, and spread-eagle linguistics -- Enlightened Europeans, romantic Americans: origins of our transcendental quest for the language of nature -- Parsing the language of nature -- Antebellum America goes gaga over grammar -- Copyrighting etymological ecstasy -- Thoreau and the life of words -- The ironic drift in Antebellum language philosophy -- Go slow: man thinking -- Wordplay, romantic irony, and the forms of Antebellum fiction -- Savoring the wiles of words -- Whitman's experiments with language -- Thoreau and the sounds of silence -- Walden's antic dialectic between self and society -- Scatology and eschatology: the heroic dimensions of Thoreau's wordplay
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 518 pages
Isbn
9780821413241
Lccn
99089320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43334158
  • (OCoLC)ocm43334158
Label
Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature, Michael West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-506) 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
Spellers, punsters, and spread-eagle linguistics -- Enlightened Europeans, romantic Americans: origins of our transcendental quest for the language of nature -- Parsing the language of nature -- Antebellum America goes gaga over grammar -- Copyrighting etymological ecstasy -- Thoreau and the life of words -- The ironic drift in Antebellum language philosophy -- Go slow: man thinking -- Wordplay, romantic irony, and the forms of Antebellum fiction -- Savoring the wiles of words -- Whitman's experiments with language -- Thoreau and the sounds of silence -- Walden's antic dialectic between self and society -- Scatology and eschatology: the heroic dimensions of Thoreau's wordplay
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 518 pages
Isbn
9780821413241
Lccn
99089320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43334158
  • (OCoLC)ocm43334158

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