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Shakespeare's Insults : A Pragmatic Dictionary (Hardcover) (Nathalie Vienne-guerrin)

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Quoting--indeed inventing--Shakespearean insults is a profitable business and a form of popular entertainment, says Vienne-Guerren, but she hopes to move them into the scholarly realm by delving below the surface to analyze why and how words become insults in Shakespeare's world. In many cases, she shows that the insult can only be explained by the context in which a character utters it, while in others, a word or phrase has lost its pejorative sense since Shakespeare's time. Among the insults she analyzes are bilbo, cheese, football player, knot-grass, porcupine, and toadstool. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 489
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Nathalie Vienne-guerrin
Language: English
Street Date: January 28, 2016
TCIN: 51720044
UPC: 9780826498335
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4194
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