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ISBN 0-8126-9108-3
$20.00       paper
140 pages
(1990)

 
 
 
 

Critique of Pure Verbiage
Essays on the Abuse of Language in Literary, Religious, and Philosophical Writings

Ronald Englefield

Edited by G. A. Wells and D. R. Oppenheimer

Largely overlooked in his own lifetime, the elegantly written, incisively critical works of Ronald Englefield, in which militant common sense is allied with caustic wit and erudition, are only now beginning to receive the attention that is their due.

These entertaining essays may at first give the impression of being no more than elegant hatchet jobs, giving Thomas Carlyle, T. S. Eliot, Martin Heidegger, Immanuel Kant, John Ruskin, and others the treatment they deserve. In fact, the authors purpose lies not so much in putting down the mighty as in dissecting some common types of worthless writing. The lessons he draws have wide applications in understanding human thought and behavior.

 

 

          

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