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Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France: From Nuances to Impertinence (Hardcover)

Author: Nye, Edward

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"Linguistic" theories in the eighteenth-century are also theories of literature and art, and it is probably better, therefore, to think of them as "aesthetic" theories. As such, they are answers to the age-old question "what is beauty?," but formulated, also, to respond to contemporary
concerns. Edward Nye considers a wide range of authors from these two perspectives and draws the following conclusions: etymology is a theory of poetry, dictionaries of synonymy, prosody and metaphor are theories of preciosity, and Sensualism is a theory of artistic representation.


Publisher Oxford University Press
Mfg Part# 9780198160120
SKU 203144381
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0198160127
Release Date 4/10/2007
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