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Touch monkeys : nonsense strategies for reading twentieth-century poetry

Author: Marnie Parsons
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1994.
Series: Theory/culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All too often Nonsense is relegated to the nursery. Marnie Parsons argues that, rather than being mere child's play, nonsense is a major force in poetic language. In Touch Monkeys she presents us with an original approach to a much-maligned linguistic pursuit.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Edward Lear
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marnie Parsons
ISBN: 0802029833 9780802029836
OCLC Number: 28848612
Description: xx, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'Loppleton Leery' --
1. Runcible Relations: A Taxonomy of Nonsense Criticism and Theory. 'Nobody' --
2. 'Touch Monkeys': A Semanalytic Approach to Nonsense. 'Hunting Song of the Bandar-Logician' --
3. 'There was an Old Man with a nose': Nonsense and the Body. 'Becoming Visceral' --
4. 'as birds as well as words': Nonsense and Sound. 'O jongleurs, O belly laughs' --
5. 'A Silly Corpse?': The 'L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E' Poets and the Nonsense of Reference. 'What then is a window'.
Series Title: Theory/culture series.
Responsibility: Marnie Parsons.

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Parsons distinguishes between nonsense language and Nonsense, the genre. Using Carroll and Lear as examples of Nonsense, she provides a survey of existing Nonsense criticism in English, and then  Read more...

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