XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Macmillan Higher Education Celebrating 20 years of Macmillan Study Skills

Cart

Continue Shopping
All prices are shown excluding Tax
The submitted promocode is invalid
* Applied promocode: ×

Important information on your ebook order

The Language of Surrealism

Author(s):
Publisher:

Red Globe Press

Pages: 196
Series:

Language, Style and Literature

Downloads:

Flyer

Sample chapter

Further Actions:

Recommend to library

AVAILABLE FORMATS

Hardcover - 9781137392213

25 November 2016

$100.99

Free Shipping

In stock

Ebook - 9781137392190

31 December 1919

$83.99

In stock

All prices are shown excluding Tax

The Language of Surrealism explores the revolutionary experiments in language and mind undertaken by the surrealists across Europe between the wars. Highly influential on the development of art, literary modernism, and...

Show More

The Language of Surrealism explores the revolutionary experiments in language and mind undertaken by the surrealists across Europe between the wars. Highly influential on the development of art, literary modernism, and current popular culture, surrealist style remains challenging, striking, resonant and thrilling – and the techniques by which surrealist writing achieves this are set out clearly in this book. Stockwell draws on recent work in cognitive poetics and literary linguistics to re-evaluate surrealism in its own historical setting. In the process, the book questions later critical theoretical views of language that have distorted our ideas about both surrealism and language itself. What follows is a piece of literary criticism that is fully contextualised, historically sensitive, and textually driven, and which sets out in rich and readable detail this most intriguing and disturbing literature.

Show Less

A rich and fascinating exploration of the literature that is written by a worldclass expert in the field this is the first book of its kind

Places surrealist style in context, and considers the topic using sociolinguistic as well as cognitive perspectives

Draws on original research, but doesn't assume any knowledge of linguistics key terms and frameworks are introduced clearly and carefully, ensuring that the book is engaging and accessible for students and general readers

PART I: THE ORIGINS OF SURREALISM
1. The pre-history of surrealism
2. The biography of surrealism
3. Language in surrealist thought
PART II: WRITING SURREALISM
4. Automaticity
5. Collage
6. Dissonance
PART III: READING SURREALISM
7. Coherence and confusion8. ambient experience
9. Disorientation
PART IV: TAMING SURREALISM
10. Surrealism in the service of the world.

Add a review

Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author or editor of 30 books in literary stylistics, sociolinguistics and cognitive poetics, including Texture (Edinburgh University Press), Cognitive Poetics (Routledge), The Poetics of Science Fiction (Pearson), and the co-edited volumes The Language and Literature Reader (Routledge), Cognitive Grammar in Literature (Benjamins), Contemporary Stylistics (Bloomsbury), and The Handbook of Stylistics (Cambridge University Press).

Show More

Peter Stockwell is Professor of Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author or editor of 30 books in literary stylistics, sociolinguistics and cognitive poetics, including Texture (Edinburgh University Press), Cognitive Poetics (Routledge), The Poetics of Science Fiction (Pearson), and the co-edited volumes The Language and Literature Reader (Routledge), Cognitive Grammar in Literature (Benjamins), Contemporary Stylistics (Bloomsbury), and The Handbook of Stylistics (Cambridge University Press).

Show Less

New Publications 

Best Sellers