The Language of Adam: On the Limits and Systems of Discourse

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Columbia University Press, 1977 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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This collection of short stories focuses on the Scottish civil war of 1644-45, in which the Marquis of Montrose led his royalist forces in a series of stunning victories against the odds before his final defeat at Philiphaugh. Each of Hogg's five tales centres on one of the five major battles of Montrose's brilliant but ultimately futile

campaign. Each tale is utterly different from the others in genre and tone, but taken together they build up a composite picture of what it was like to experience the 'anarchy and confusion' of the time at first hand.

 

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Contents

The Legacy of Nirnrod
1
The Word Made Flesh
41
The Enclosed Garden
79
Mysticism and the Scientific Doom
113
The Sorcerers Apprentice
153
A Rage for Order
195
City of God How Broad How Far
225
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Tahar Ben Jelloun, winner of the 1994 Prix Maghreb and of the 1987 Goncourt Prize for his novel La Nuit sacrée (The sacred night), has published ten novels, four books of poetry, and three works of nonfiction. His books have been widely translated and include three novels in English: Silent Day in Tangiers, Corruption, and The Sand Child. His recent Racism Explained to My Daughter has been translated into fifteen languages and has sold more than 300,000 copies.Barabara Bray lives in Paris where she is a writer, critic, and translator. She has translated many books, including The Lover by Marguerite Duras, Jacques Lacan by Elisabeth Roudinesco (Columbia, 1997), as well as three of Julia Kristeva's novels: Possessions, The Old Man and the Wolves, and The Samurai (all published by Columbia).

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