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Literary names : personal names in English literaturee

Author: Alastair Fowler
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Why do authors use pseudonyms and pen-names, or ingeniously hide names in their work with acrostics and anagrams? How has the range of permissible given names changed and how is this reflected in literature? Why do some characters remain mysteriously nameless? In this rich and learned book, Alastair Fowler explores the use of names in literature of all periods - primarily English but also Latin, Greek, French, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fowler, Alastair.
Literary names.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)785874199
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Fowler
ISBN: 9780191650987 0191650986 9781283851312 1283851318
OCLC Number: 820011167
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 283 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Naming in History; 2. Modes of Naming; 3. The Faerie Queene; 4. Hidden Names; 5. Shakespeare's Names; 6. Milton's Changing Names; 7. Assumed and Imposed Names; 8. Thackeray, Dickens, and James; 9. Arrays of Names; 10. Joyce and Nabokov; Afterword; Glossary; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Alastair Fowler.

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Names hidden by acrostic or anagram, pseudonyms, pen-names, nicknames, nameless characters, and lists of names are all explored in this erudite and fascinating book, which encompasses literature from  Read more...

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Unusually for a scholar of such deep erudition, Fowler appears to have either the modesty or common sense to follow Frank Kermode's precept: "Names can have power, but not always." * Alexandra Read more...

 
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