publication . Book . 2016

Verba tene, res sequentur. Lewis Carroll’s play on words and linguistic-textual generation

Katajamäki, Sakari;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Jul 2016
Abstract
In the beginning of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass (1872), the chessman White King is writing a note in his memorandum book, but his pencil does not obey him. The poor King struggles with it but, despite his efforts, he is not able to write what he intends. The text that appears in his book is something entirely peculiar and contrary to his intention: “The White Knight is sliding down the poker. He balances badly.” This episode reflects the manner in which language is often represe...
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free text keywords: Lewis Carroll, enfant, littérature, mythologie, art, LIT004120, Literature (General), DSB
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