Clichés and Coinages

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Blackwell, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
Practice and theory of cliches and coinages, are compared and contrasted, in the English, French and American traditions.

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About the author (1989)

Walter Redfern is Emeritus Professor of French Studies at Reading University. His research interests include Giono, Nizan, Queneau, Sartre, Darien, Valles, Tournier, Guilloux; wordplay; cliches; coinages, as well as 19th-century linguistics (J-P. Brisset). In addition to numerous articles on French
nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, humor, and political commitment, his output includes BBC talks and scripts for programmes on language matters, a novel, short stories and poems. He has written several books, including, most recently, Puns, 2nd revised edition (Penguin, 2000).

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