Poetics of Expressiveness: A Theory of Applications (Linguistics & Literary Studies in Eastern Europe Series: Volume 18)

By: Yuri Shcheglov and Alexander Zholkovsky

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The volume presents for the first time in book form in English the work of two major representatives of the so-called Moscow-Tartu school. The Introduction outlines their project for a poetics of expressiveness against the background of the structural-semiotic movement of the '60s and '70s. Part I is a systematic exposition of the theory, concentrating on the concepts of theme, expressive device, poetic world, etc. Part II and III apply these concepts to a structuralist portrayal of Leo Tolstoy's tales for children (shown to be A War and Peace in miniature) and of the medieval Latin author Archpoet of Cologne (with special emphasis on his Mock Penitent). The volume is provided with a Bibliography of the poetics of expressiveness and a Glossary of its metalanguage. Printed Pages: 372.

Title: Poetics of Expressiveness: A Theory of Applications (Linguistics & Literary Studies in Eastern Europe Series: Volume 18)

Author Name: Yuri Shcheglov and Alexander Zholkovsky

Categories: Literary Criticism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, John Benjamins Publishing Company: 1987

ISBN: 9027215227

ISBN 13: 9789027215222

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Size: 16 Cms x 23 Cms

Seller ID: 005655

Keywords: Linguistics Semantics Syntax Grammar Language Languages Phonetics Semiotics Phonemics Phonology Pragmatics Cognition Cognitive Linguistics English