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The message in the bottle : how queer man is, how queer language is, and what one has to do with the other

Author: Walker Percy
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975.
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Collects the award-winning novelist's essays on language, consciousness, and knowing, unified by a central concern with the relationships between symbol and meaning in thought, imagination, and communication.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walker Percy
ISBN: 0374208565 9780374208561 0374513384 9780374513382
OCLC Number: 1230725
Description: x, 335 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Delta factor --
The loss of the creature --
Metaphor as mistake --
The man on the train --
Notes for a novel about the end of the world --
The message in the bottle --
The mystery of language --
Toward a triadic theory of meaning --
The symbolic structure of interpersonal process --
Culture: the antinomy of the scientific method --
Semiotic and a theory of knowledge --
Symbol, consciousness, and intersubjectivity --
Symbol as hermeneutic in existentialism --
Symbol as need --
A theory of language.
Responsibility: Walker Percy.

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Collects the award-winning novelist's essays on language, consciousness, and knowing, unified by a central concern with the relationships between symbol and meaning in thought, imagination, and communication.

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