Auctor Ludens: Essays on Play in Literature
Gerald Guinness, Andrew Hurley
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 204 pages
This is a book about play practice rather than play theory. Of course, practice presupposes theory, but here the editors choose to keep general theoretical assumptions under cover rather then force them into explicitness. The contributors to this volume were given free rein to discuss whatsoever aspect of literary play caught their fancy. The absence of a predetermined theoretical framework has resulted in an idiosyntractic volume on the different forms of play.
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LIST OF WORKS CITED
NOTE ON CONTRIBUTORS
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A.J. Smith Absalom Absolon action actors adult agonistic Alice Alice Liddell amorous agon argument attitude Auctor Ludens audience Barth Beckett becomes Borges Brecht Caillois called Carey century characters comic consciousness Coy Mistress critical death despair devil Donne's drama Eliot English erotic essay Estragon fact Falstaff feel fiction final flyting Gravity's Rainbow hagiographic Homo Ludens Huizinga human Ibarra imagination John Donne Kolve language learning Leavis Lehrstueck literary literature liturgical drama look Lottery in Babylon ludic ludus meaning medieval metaphor Miller's Tale mind Mirabell Moby-Dick monologue moral never Nicholas nonsense novel Old Testament parody Pataphysics performance play player playful pleasure plot poem poet poetry possible pretending Prufrock put-on Queen Raymond Queneau reader reality rhyme role scene sense Shakespeare Songs stage story T.S. Eliot taking theater tock translation turn Underground universe verbal vertigo Vladimir woman words writer York