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Studies in Words By C. S. Lewis

Studies in Words
by C. S. Lewis

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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.
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Studies in Words by C. S. Lewis

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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Studies in Words Reviews


'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
"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

Table of Contents


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.

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Studies in Words by C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
Canto
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1990-09-13
352
0521398312
9780521398312
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