Studies in Words (Canto Classics)

Studies in Words (Canto Classics)

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C. S. Lewis
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 11/7/2013
EAN 9781107688650, ISBN10: 1107688655

Paperback, 352 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 2 cm
Language: English

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.

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