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Balzac's Comedy of Words

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by Martin Kanes
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Balzac's Comedy of Words by Martin Kanes

Although Balzac's work has been much studied, practically nothing has been written on his use of linguistic concepts. Applying a new approach, this perceptive book demonstrates that the theme and theory of language were central to Balzac's fiction. In considering how the novelist was influenced by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century speculation on language, Martin Kanes traces the development of Balzac's own linguistic ideas from his early to his later writings.

Originally published in 1976.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 312
Size: 10.8 MB
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781400869695 (DRM-PDF)

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