The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology

The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology

By: Richard McKee (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Richard McKee is Adjunct Professor of English at Ringling School of Art and Design and at Manatee Community College.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817308810
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780817308810
  • ISBN10: 0817308814

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