Shakespeare's Insults: A Pragmatic Dictionary by Nathalie Vienne-GuerrinShakespeare's Insults: A Pragmatic Dictionary by Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin

Shakespeare's Insults: A Pragmatic Dictionary

byNathalie Vienne-GuerrinEditorSandra Clark

Hardcover | January 28, 2016

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Why are certain words used as insults in Shakespeare's world and what do these words do and say? Shakespeare's plays abound with insults which are more often merely cited than thoroughly studied, quotation prevailing over exploration. The purpose of this richly detailed dictionary is to go beyond the surface of these words and to analyse why and how words become insults in Shakespeare's world. It's an invaluable resource and reference guide for anyone grappling with the complexities and rewards of Shakespeare's inventive use of language in the realm of insult and verbal sparring.
Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin is Professor in the English department of the University of Montpellier III Paul Val¿ry, France.
Title:Shakespeare's Insults: A Pragmatic DictionaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 28, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826498337

ISBN - 13:9780826498335


Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Abbreviations A-Z entries Select Bibliography Index

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Thorough and easy to use.