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Reverse symbolism dictionary : symbols listed by subject

Author: Steven Olderr
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a companion volume to Olderr's Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. The earlier dictionary was arranged by symbol and told what the meanings were. The present work goes the other way (but it is not simply a refiguring of the data). It presents ideas, situations or objects (ancient to modern), and gives the appropriate symbols (allusions, associations, attributes, or emblems)." "Some examples are: one of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Olderr
ISBN: 0786421258 9780786421251
OCLC Number: 156738525
Notes: Reprint. First published 1992.
Description: ix, 181 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: compiled [i.e. written] by Steven Olderr.

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This is a companion to "Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary". The earlier dictionary was arranged by symbol. The present work goes the other way, but it is not simply a refiguring of the data. It  Read more...

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"will help students, researchers and writers discover how things have been represented or symbolized"--Booklist/RBB

 
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