Studies in Words
Language - in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings - is a perennially fascinating topic. C. S. Lewis's Studies in Words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analysing their functions. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KirkLowery - LibraryThing
As a writer of prose, C. S. Lewis is one of my heroes. Perhaps more well-known as a Christian apologist, we should remember that Lewis was first and foremost a Cambridge professor of Middle and ... Read full review
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This is one of my favorite books in the world. Excellent, probably essential, if you have an interest in either 1. old books, or 2. philosophy, or 3. both. If you want to read Dante, or even Jane ... Read full review