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The Ways of Naysaying: No, Not, Nothing, and Nonbeing
by Eva Brann
No, that diminutive but independent vocable, begins its great role early in human life and never loses it. For not only can it head a negative sentence, announcing its judgement, or answer a question, implying its negated content, it can, and mostly does, in the beginning of speech, express an assertion of the resistant will--sometimes just that and nothing more. The adult ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 17th 2001 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 2001)
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Eva Brann is a member of the senior faculty at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, where she has taught since 1957. Brann holds an M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Yale University. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Her books include The Ways of Naysaying; What, Then, Is Time?; The World of the Imagination; The Past-Present; Homeric Moments; Un-Willing; The ...moreMore about Eva Brann...