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The message in the bottle

how queer man is, how queer language is, and what one has to do with the other

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Walker Percy, a Catholic, a physician, a man bent to philosophy, became interested in semiotics, the field which studies the meaning of language when he involved himself in teaching his congenitally deaf daughter to speak. In the process he discovered that to understand man (or man the wayfarer as he called us) one should start with understanding language, that singularly unique attribute of man. This book is about what he discovered along the way and is totally fascinating. The reader will learn little about the highly technical field of semiotics, but will see human nature clearly. It is worth the read.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [331]-335.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 814/.5/4
Library of Congress PS3566.E6912 M4

The Physical Object

Pagination x, 335 p. ;
Number of pages 335

ID Numbers

Open Library OL5186648M
Internet Archive messageinbottleh00perc
ISBN 10 0374208565
LC Control Number 75005846
Library Thing 118136
Goodreads 1180635

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