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The Field of Nonsense

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This magnificent and witty study by an unrecognized innovator seeks to define and explore the nature of "nonsense" in literature. Relying mainly on readings of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Elizabeth Sewell not only sets out plausible boundaries for what or does not constitutes gibberish, but elucidates just how much of what is considered "sensible" writing must rely on n ...more
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Folcroft Library Editions (first published December 1st 1952)
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Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best survey of the genre of nonsense there is. Sewell's insights are also independent and thought provoking.

Too bad this is out of print.
Too bad a used copy cannot be obtained for less than $65.
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