Obscure Language, Unclear Literature

Obscure Language, Unclear Literature

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Mehtonen, Päivi
Obscure Language, Unclear Literature. Theory and Practice from Quintilian to the Enlightenment
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Humaniora 320
Saarijärvi 2003, 228 pp.

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Obscure Language, Unclear Literature vigorously confronts an intractable problem of literature study: the early attempts to articulate what is conceived as being obscure, unsayable, difficult. Unwilling to accept the ubiquitous explanation of obscurity as a characteristic of modern and postmodern writing only, Mehtonen traces the continuity of theories within the pre-modern formation of literary study in the arts of poetics, rhetoric, grammar and dialect.

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ISBN 951-41-0911-2
ISSN 1239-6982