A thing about language

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Southern Illinois University Press, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 124 pages
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Postmodern poet and critic Gerald Burns bridges the gap between the experimental writing of the 19th-century Romantics and the early 20th-century modernists.

As Burns says, many of the pieces collected here "enact what they do—to save time." Only one is a formal lecture. Three began as book reviews and the rest are prose records of investigations that are informed by a much richer historical sense—a broader horizon of thinking and writing—than is usually found in modern writing on meaning, reference, and language as the medium of art.

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Gerald Burns is an educator, illustrator, and much-published poet and critic.