Logos and the Word: The Novel of Language and Linguistic Motivation in Grande Sertao: Veredas and Tres Tristes Tigres

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Readers and critics alike have found the dense - Joyce-like - verbal inventions of these two experimental Latin American novels gratuitous and incomprehensible. This study, however, by articulating the -grammar- of the neologisms, relating them to the thematic, stylistic, and semiotic elements of the text, and exposing their linguistically motivated nature, reveals the textual languages not as a descent into Babel but as attempts to storm a linguistic Eden. The study sets up a comparative framework for both works through a ...

Logos and the Word: The Novel of Language and Linguistic Motivation in Grande Sertao: Veredas and Tres Tristes Tigres 1983, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820400037

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