Call a spade a spade: from classical phrase to racial slur : a case study

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Peter Lang, 2002 - History - 251 pages
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This book is an attempt to trace the origin, history, dissemination, and meaning of the well-known proverbial expression "to call a spade a spade." The first four chapters discuss the previous scholarship on this classical phrase turned proverb,

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Contents

Introduction
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Early Scholarship on the Phrase 18511978
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n From Aristophanes to Erasmus of Rotterdam
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