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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

Label
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
Genre
Language
eng
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Michael
Dewey number
808/.042/097309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.P85
LC item number
W47 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • 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)
  • United States
Label
Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature, Michael West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-506) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
50174911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 518 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821440537
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50174911
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature, Michael West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-506) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
50174911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 518 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821440537
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50174911
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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