A Common Strangeness

Author: Jacob Edmond
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823242595
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Examines poetic responses to the transition from the late Cold War period to the post-Cold War era of globalization, focusing on the work of Bei Dao and Yang Lian from China, Arkadii Dragomoshchenko and Dmitrii Prigov from Russia, and Charles Bernstein and Lyn Hejinian from the United States.

Strange Vernaculars

Author: Janet Sorensen
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691210748
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How vocabularies once associated with outsiders became objects of fascination in eighteenth-century Britain While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied--from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary to grammar and elocution books of the period--less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and nautical jargon. Strange Vernaculars delves into how these published works presented the supposed lexicons of the "common people" and traces the ways that these languages, once shunned and associated with outsiders, became objects of fascination in printed glossaries--from The New Canting Dictionary to Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue--and in novels, poems, and songs, including works by Daniel Defoe, John Gay, Samuel Richardson, Robert Burns, and others. Janet Sorensen argues that the recognition and recovery of outsider languages was part of a transition in the eighteenth century from an aristocratic, exclusive body politic to a British national community based on the rhetoric of inclusion and liberty, as well as the revaluing of a common British past. These representations of the vernacular made room for the "common people" within national culture, but only after representing their language as "strange." Such strange and estranged languages, even or especially in their obscurity, came to be claimed as British, making for complex imaginings of the nation and those who composed it. Odd cant languages, witty slang phrases, provincial terms newly valued for their connection to British history, or nautical jargon repurposed for sentimental connections all toggle, in eighteenth-century jest books, novels, and poems, between the alluringly alien and familiarly British. Shedding new light on the history of the English language, Strange Vernaculars explores how eighteenth-century British literature transformed the patois attributed to those on the margins into living symbols of the nation. Examples of slang from Strange Vernaculars bum-boat woman: one who sells bread, cheese, greens, and liquor to sailors from a small boat alongside a ship collar day: execution day crewnting: groaning, like a grunting horse gentleman's companion: lice gingerbread-work: gilded carvings of a ship's bow and stern luggs: ears mort: a large amount thraw: to argue hotly and loudly

The New Encyclopaedia Or Universal Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences

Author: Alexander Aitchison
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High Strangeness

Author: Jerome Clark
Editor: Omnigraphics Incorporated
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Harper S Magazine

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

A Common School Dictionary Of The English Language Explanatory Pronouncing And Synonymous

Author: Noah Webster
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Synonyms Discriminated

Author: Charles John Smith
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Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio

Author: Songling Pu
Editor: London : T. De la Rue & Company
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A Copious Greek English Vocabulary

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Startling Strangeness

Author: Richard M. Liddy
Editor: University Press of Amer
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In the introduction to Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, Bernard Lonergan writes of the "startling strangeness" that overtakes someone who really understands what the act of "insight" is all about. The present work is about that experience in the life of Richard Liddy as he wrestled with Insight in the 1960s. Liddy was Lonergan's student in Rome during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and in this work he recounts his encounter with Lonergan and with Insight. He includes memories of other Lonergan students as well as witnesses to the "startling strangeness" the reading of Insight engenders.

The Old Book Collector S Miscellany Or A Collection Of Readable Reprints Of Literary Rarities Illustrative Of The History Literature Manners And Biography Of The English Nation During The Sixteenth And Seventeenth Centuries

Author: Charles Hindley
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A Dictionary Of The English And German And The German And The English Language

Author: Joseph Leonhard Hilpert
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Synonyms Discriminated

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Strangeness

Author: Thomas M. Disch
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Annual Report Of The Superintendent Of Common Schools Of The State Of Maine

Author: Maine. Superintendent of Common Schools
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Clinical Remarks Concerning The Homoeopathic Treatment Of Pneumonia

Author: Jean Paul Tessier
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The Cost Of Strangeness

Author: Anthony Conran
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The Critic

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The Hearth And The Strangeness

Author: N. Martin Kramer
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Science And Faith Twin Mysteries

Author: William Grosvenor Pollard
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Examines the relationship of religion and science and maintains that the two fields are not necessarily in opposition.