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...

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Main Author: West, Michael, 1937- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2000.
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