The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology (Hardback)
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The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/11/1997
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These adventurous essays include lampoons on writing, language, and literature, and the collection is a delightful spoof of much in contemporary culture - especially areas of intellectual pretension. Readers will be entertained by anachronistic allusions, improbable parodies, whimsical etymologies, tongue-in-cheek word play, and stunning purple prose - examples of just some of the liberties Schrapnel takes with the language. The eccentric Dr. Schrapnel includes a variety of audience reactions in the form of bogus letters from fictional readers, confirming that language and literature are everyone's business.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817308810
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm

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