Transcendental wordplay : America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature /

"Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, America was captivated by a muddled notion of “etymology.” New England Transcendentalism was only one outcropping of a nationwide movement in which schoolmasters across small-town America taught students the roots of words in ways that drama...

Full description

Saved in:
Main Author: West, Michael, 1937- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2000.
Subjects:
USA
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
LEADER 07299cam a2201573 a 4500
001 274761277
003 MAS
005 20180226071645.6
008 991214s2000 ohua b 001 0 eng
035 |a (AUGdb)184087 
035 |a (DLC) 99089320 
035 |a (ISUdb)982431 
035 |a (IVCdb)81616 
035 |a (LEWdb)99924 
035 |a (LLCdb)44720 
035 |a (NIUdb)1253330 
035 |a (OCoLC)43334158 
035 |a (SICdb)1403147 
035 |a (SIEdb)546339 
035 |a (SXUdb)118533 
035 |a (UICdb)1478360 
035 |a (UIUdb)4547341 
035 |a (WIUdb)654124 
010 |a  99089320  
020 |a 0821413244 
020 |a 9780821413241 
016 7 |a BA47918423  |2 JP-ToKJK 
019 |a 1022664123 
040 |a DLC  |b eng  |c DLC  |d C#P  |d VVC  |d LVB  |d BTCTA  |d YDXCP  |d BAKER  |d OCLCG  |d GEBAY  |d BDX  |d OCLCA  |d OCLCF  |d OCLCQ  |d OCLCO  |d DEBBG  |d OCLCO  |d OCL  |d FC@  |d OCLCQ  |d WLU  |d CSJ  |d OCLCO  |d DHA  |d OCLCQ  |d OKX  |d OCLCQ 
043 |a n-us---  |a n-usn-- 
049 |a JBGA 
050 0 0 |a PS217.P85  |b W47 2000 
082 0 0 |a 808/.042/097309034  |2 21 
100 1 |a West, Michael,  |d 1937-  |4 aut 
245 1 0 |a Transcendental wordplay :  |b America's romantic punsters and the search for the language of nature /  |c Michael West. 
260 |a Athens :  |b Ohio University Press,  |c ©2000. 
300 |a xxiv, 518 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 25 cm 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-506) and index. 
505 0 |a Spellers, punsters, and spread-eagle linguistics -- Enlightened Europeans, romantic Americans: origins of our transcendental quest for the language of nature -- Parsing the language of nature -- Antebellum America goes gaga over grammar -- Copyrighting etymological ecstasy -- Thoreau and the life of words -- The ironic drift in Antebellum language philosophy -- Go slow: man thinking -- Wordplay, romantic irony, and the forms of Antebellum fiction -- Savoring the wiles of words -- Whitman's experiments with language -- Thoreau and the sounds of silence -- Walden's antic dialectic between self and society -- Scatology and eschatology: the heroic dimensions of Thoreau's wordplay. 
520 |a "Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, America was captivated by a muddled notion of “etymology.” New England Transcendentalism was only one outcropping of a nationwide movement in which schoolmasters across small-town America taught students the roots of words in ways that dramatized religious issues and sparked wordplay."--Publisher's description. 
530 |a Also issued online. 
583 1 |a committed to retain  |c 20160630  |d 20310630  |f EAST  |u http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials  |5 CtW  |z This title retained by Wesleyan University Library on behalf of the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) print archive 
590 |a OCLC  |b WorldCat Holdings 
600 1 0 |a Thoreau, Henry David,  |d 1817-1862  |x Knowledge  |x Language and languages. 
600 1 6 |a Thoreau, Henry David,  |d 1817-1862  |x Et les mots d'esprit et les jeux de mots. 
600 1 7 |a Thoreau, Henry David,  |d 1817-1862  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00029125 
648 7 |a 1800-1899  |2 fast 
650 0 |a American literature  |y 19th century  |x History and criticism. 
650 0 |a Puns and punning in literature. 
650 0 |a American wit and humor  |x History and criticism. 
650 0 |a English language  |z United States  |x Rhetoric. 
650 0 |a English language  |y 19th century  |x Rhetoric. 
650 0 |a Transcendentalism (New England) 
650 0 |a Romanticism  |z United States. 
650 0 |a Nature in literature. 
650 0 |a Plays on words. 
650 6 |a Littérature américaine  |y 19e siècle  |x Histoire et critique. 
650 6 |a Mots d'esprit et jeux de mots dans la littérature. 
650 6 |a Humour américain  |x Histoire et critique. 
650 6 |a Anglais (Langue)  |z États-Unis  |x Rhétorique. 
650 6 |a Anglais (Langue)  |y 19e siècle  |x Rhétorique. 
650 6 |a Transcendantalisme (Philosophie américaine) 
650 6 |a Romantisme  |z États-Unis. 
650 6 |a Nature dans la littérature. 
650 6 |a Mots d'esprit et jeux de mots. 
650 7 |a American literature.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00807113 
650 7 |a American wit and humor.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00807457 
650 7 |a English language  |x Rhetoric.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00911581 
650 7 |a Language and languages.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst00992154 
650 7 |a Nature in literature.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01034680 
650 7 |a Plays on words.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01721357 
650 7 |a Puns and punning in literature.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01084161 
650 7 |a Romanticism.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01100133 
650 7 |a Transcendentalism (New England)  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01154551 
650 7 |a Literatur  |2 gnd 
650 7 |a Transzendentalismus  |2 gnd 
650 7 |a Wortspiel  |2 gnd 
650 0 7 |a Geschichte 1800-1900.  |2 swd 
651 7 |a United States.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01204155 
651 7 |a USA  |2 gnd 
651 7 |a USA.  |2 swd 
655 7 |a Criticism, interpretation, etc.  |2 fast  |0 (OCoLC)fst01411635 
776 0 8 |i Online version:  |a West, Michael, 1937-  |t Transcendental wordplay.  |d Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2000  |w (OCoLC)606378657 
938 |a Baker & Taylor  |b BKTY  |c 59.95  |d 59.95  |i 0821413244  |n 0003453614  |s active 
938 |a Brodart  |b BROD  |n 55029035  |c $59.95 
938 |a Baker and Taylor  |b BTCP  |n 99089320 
938 |a YBP Library Services  |b YANK  |n 1644989 
994 |a 92  |b JBG 
931 |a Text  |1 NyRoXCO 
932 |a Language material  |1 NyRoXCO 
933 |a Text  |1 NyRoXCO 
935 |a Monograph/Item  |1 NyRoXCO 
937 |a Non-Fiction  |1 NyRoXCO 
941 |a eng  |1 NyRoXCO 
943 |a English  |1 NyRoXCO 
947 |a 0821413244  |1 NyRoXCO 
947 |a 9780821413241  |1 NyRoXCO 
240 0 0 |a Transcendental wordplay : 
965 1 0 |a Thoreau, Henry David,  |d 1817-1862  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 1 6 |a Thoreau, Henry David,  |d 1817-1862  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |a American literature  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |a American wit and humor  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |a English language  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |a English language  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |a Romanticism  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |a Littérature américaine  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |a Humour américain  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |a Anglais (Langue)  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |a Anglais (Langue)  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |a Romantisme  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 7 |a English language  |2 fast  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 1 0 |x Knowledge  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 1 0 |x Language and languages.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 1 6 |x Et les mots d'esprit et les jeux de mots.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |x History and criticism.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |x History and criticism.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |x Rhetoric.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 0 |x Rhetoric.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |x Histoire et critique.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |x Histoire et critique.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |x Rhétorique.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 6 |x Rhétorique.  |1 NyRoXCO 
965 7 |x Rhetoric.  |2 fast  |1 NyRoXCO 
963 0 |y 19th century  |1 NyRoXCO 
963 0 |y 19th century  |1 NyRoXCO 
963 6 |y 19e siècle  |1 NyRoXCO 
963 6 |y 19e siècle  |1 NyRoXCO 
967 0 |z United States  |1 NyRoXCO 
967 0 |z United States.  |1 NyRoXCO 
967 6 |z États-Unis  |1 NyRoXCO 
967 6 |z États-Unis.  |1 NyRoXCO