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Nonsense and meaning in ancient Greek comedy

Author: Stephen E Kidd
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Employs the concept of 'nonsense' to explore those parts of Greek comedy perceived as 'just silly' and so 'not meaningful'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kidd, Stephen E., 1980-
Nonsense and meaning in ancient Greek comedy.
(DLC) 2014003926
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Kidd
ISBN: 1316008932 9781316008935
OCLC Number: 884297378
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 208 pages .)
Contents: Introduction --
Greek notions of nonsense --
Nonsense as "no-reference": riddles, allegories, metaphors --
Nonsense as "no-serious-sense": the case of Cinesias --
Nonsense as "no-sense": jokes, puns, and language play --
Playing it straight: the "nonsense!" accusations of Greek comedy --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: by Stephen E. Kidd.

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