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Stages #0002: Mimologics : Mimologiques: Voyage En Cratylie

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Do words—their sounds and shapes, their lengths and patterns—imitate the world? Mimology says they do. First argued in Platos Cratylus more than two thousand years ago, mimology has left an important mark in virtually every major art and artistic theory thereafter.
 
Fascinating and many-faceted, mimology is the basis of language sciences and incites occasional hilarity. Its complicated traditions require a sure grip but a light touch. One of the few scholars capable of giving mimology such genial attention is Gérard Genette. Genette treats matters as basic and staid as the alphabet and as reverberating as the letter R in ur-linguistics.
 
Genette has emerged as one of the two or three chief literary critics of modern France. He is the major practitioner of narratological criticism, a pioneer in structuralism, and a much admired literary historian. His single most important book, Mimologics bridges mainstream literary history and Genettes expertise in critical method by undertaking an intensive study of the most vexed of literary problems: language as a representation of reality. Deeply learned, the book draws upon the traditions—both sane and eccentric—of philosophy, linguistics, poetics, and comparative literature.

Synopsis:

Fascinating and many-faceted, mimology is the basis of language sciences and incites occasional hilarity. Its complicated traditions require a sure grip but a light touch. One of the few scholars capable of giving mimology such genial attention is Gerard Genette. Genette treats matters as basic and staid as the alphabet and as reverberating as the letter R in ur-linguistics.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-429) and index.

About the Author

Thaïs E. Morgan is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University. To enhance the English-language edition further, Gerald Prince, author of Narrative as Theme: Studies in French Fiction (Nebraska 1992) and A Dictionary of Narratology (Nebraska 1987), has provided a foreword briefly describing Genettes career and the particular values of this book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803270442
Translator:
Morgan, Thais E.
Foreword:
Prince, Gerald
Foreword by:
Prince, Gerald
Foreword:
Prince, Gerald
Author:
Prince, Gerald
Author:
Genette, Gerard
Author:
Morgan, Thais E.
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Linguistics - Semantics
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Stages
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
446
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.66 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Literary and Cultural Studies

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"Synopsis" by , Fascinating and many-faceted, mimology is the basis of language sciences and incites occasional hilarity. Its complicated traditions require a sure grip but a light touch. One of the few scholars capable of giving mimology such genial attention is Gerard Genette. Genette treats matters as basic and staid as the alphabet and as reverberating as the letter R in ur-linguistics.
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