ISBN-10:
1107688655
ISBN-13:
9781107688650
Pub. Date:
11/07/2013
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Studies in Words / Edition 2

Studies in Words / Edition 2

by C. S. Lewis
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107688650
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/07/2013
Series: Canto Classics
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 385,692
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, theologian, broadcaster, and lecturer. He is best known for his fictional works, including The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy, and The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the second book in the seven-book Narnia series, often tops must-read lists of classic children's literature; the series has been adapted for film, radio, TV, and the stage.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England

Education:

Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

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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