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Some Keywords in Dickens
 

Some Keywords in Dickens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Hollington, Michael
Edited by Orestano, Francesca
Edited by Vanfasse, Nathalie

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This volume shows how highly conscious Dickens was of words - of their meaning of course, and of the ideas they conjured up, but also of their very substance, texture, plasticity, visuality, and resonance, as well as their interactions with other words, and with their cultural en...vironment. Each keyword is treated not as a semantic unit with a fixed meaning but rather as a flexible linguistic construct. Some keywords are just a word, a characteristic or even idiosyncratic lexical unit; some are treated as a load-bearing conceptual category or theme; some disintegrate into noise, complicating readers' assumptions about what a keyword must be. The focus shifts from word at micro- to macro-levels of signification, at times denoting wider cultural usage. Dynamic relations, oppositions, correlations and overlappings result from these individualized reading journeys, creating unforeseen and rich systems of meaning.
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ISBN 9783847113157
Released NZ 9 Aug 2021
Publisher V&r Unipress
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Close Reading (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9783847113157
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher V&r Unipress
Imprint V&R Unipress
Released 9 Aug 2021
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Hollington, Michael
Edited by Orestano, Francesca
Edited by Vanfasse, Nathalie
Series Close Reading (part: 4)
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Number of Pages 247
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 231mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade

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