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Literary Names

Literary Names

Wydawnictwo Oxford University Press
Data wydania 01/06/2014
Wydanie Pierwsze
Liczba stron 296
Forma publikacji książka w miękkiej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Dla szkół wyższych i kształcenia podyplomowego
Język angielski
ISBN 9780198709688
Kategorie Studia literackie: zagadnienia ogólne, Studia literackie: poezja i poeci, Studia literackie: beletrystyka, nowele, proza
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Opis książki

Why do authors use pseudonyms and pen-names, or ingeniously hide names in their work with acrostics and anagrams? How has the range of permissible given names changed and how is this reflected in literature? Why do some characters remain mysteriously nameless? In this rich and learned book, Alastair Fowler explores the use of names in literature of all periods - primarily English but also Latin, Greek, French, and Italian - casting an unusual and rewarding light on the work of literature itself. He traces the history of names through Homer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Thackeray, Dickens, Joyce, and Nabokov, showing how names often turn out to be the thematic focus. Fowler shows that the associations of names, at first limited, become increasingly salient and sophisticated as literature itself develops. Unusually for a scholar of such deep erudition, Fowler appears to have either the modesty or common sense to follow Frank Kermode's precept: "Names can have power, but not always." * Alexandra Mullen, The New Criterion * [an] engagingly and sometimes overflowingly serendipitous book ... lively and informative ... generally delightful * Claude Rawson, Times Literary Supplement * Fowler now in his eighties has more learning between his ears than most of us could acquire in eight lifetimes ... [his] book has the inspirational virtue that it makes one think one's own thoughts. * John Sutherland, Literary Review * this book is something of a marvel. * London Review of Books * An amusing, accessible book this volume merits a wide readership: specialists will hasten to pore over Fowler's comments on Paradise Lost or Lolita or on the characters' names in Twelfth Night, while the experienced reader will browse the book as a whole with recurring smiles of delight and gasps of edification. * E.D. Hill, Choice *

Literary Names

Spis treści

Preface ; Abbreviations ; Introduction ; 1. Naming in History ; 2. Modes of Naming ; 3. Ihe Faerie Queene ; 4. Hidden Names ; 5. Shakespeare ; 6. Milton's Changing Names ; 7. Assumed and Imposed Names ; 8. Thackeray and Dickens ; 9. Arrays ; 10. Joyce and Nabokov ; Afterword ; References ; Glossary ; Index

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