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Eric Partridge (1894–1979)

Autor(a) de Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

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(eng) Also wrote novels as Corrie Denison.

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Obras de Eric Partridge

Shakespeare's Bawdy (1948) 336 cópias
A Dictionary of Cliches (1941) 78 cópias
You Have a Point There (1978) 65 cópias
A Charm of Words (1961) 25 cópias
A Dictionary of RAF Slang (1945) 23 cópias
Smaller Slang Dictionary (1976) 15 cópias
Sea Slang of the Twentieth Century (1950) — Introdução — 13 cópias
The Shaggy Dog Story (1955) 12 cópias
Adventuring Among Words (1961) 11 cópias
Three personal records of the war — Autor — 7 cópias
A New Testament word book (1977) 6 cópias
Words, words, words! (2015) 4 cópias
Swift's Polite Conversation (1963) 3 cópias
Glimpses (1928) 2 cópias
Selections from Robert Landor — Editor, algumas edições2 cópias
The Partisan Review 1 exemplar(es)
A covey of Partridge; an anthology (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
The scene is changed 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Universal Dictionary of the English Language (1932)algumas edições24 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Partridge, Eric
Outros nomes
Denison, Corrie (pseudonym)
Vigilans
Ray, James
Data de nascimento
1894-02-06
Data de falecimento
1979-06-01
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
New Zealand
Local de nascimento
Waimata Valley, New Zealand
Local de falecimento
Moretonhampstead, Devon, England, UK
Locais de residência
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
England, UK
Educação
University of Queensland
University of Oxford (Balliol College)
Toowoomba Grammar School, Australia
Ocupação
lexicographer
expert on slang
Organizações
Australian Army (WWI)
British Museum Library
Scholartis Press
Pequena biografia
Eric Partridge was born on the North Island of New Zealand. In 1907, the family moved to Australia, where Partridge studied first classics and then French and English at the University of Queensland. During this time, he also taught for three years before joining the Australian infantry during the World War I. Partridge returned to university between 1919 and 1921, when he received his BA. He then became Queensland Travelling Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. He then taught briefly in a grammar school in Lancashire, and held lectureships at the Universities of Manchester and London. In 1923, he began work at the British Museum where he stayed for the next 50 years. In 1925 he married Agnes Dora Vye-Parminter, with whom he had a daughter. In 1927 he founded the small private Scholartis Press. During World War II, he served in the Army Education Corps and the RAF's correspondence department, before returning to his desk at the British Museum.
Aviso de desambiguação
Also wrote novels as Corrie Denison.

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It's somewhat redundant now, in an era where any annotated Shakespeare volume worth the price comes with a completely smuttified glossary, but there was a time - within the lifetime of some people still living - when this stuff was regularly omitted from teaching at any level. (It's the principal reason, to this day, that "Julius Caesar" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" top so many highschool curricula.)

So, top marks for Partridge for putting together a glossary that finds some remarkably obscure dirty words in Shakespeare. Love it.

The opening essay is more of a mixed bag, to be honest. One-third is great, just in justifying Shakespeare's use of smut (nowadays, as we know more about theatre production and can equate it with the 17th century, we need this less). One-third is really just a recap of the glossary, since clearly Partridge is feeling pretty defensive. The other third is... more pretentious. And unpleasant. It's Partridge's overly psychologically telling explanation of why Shakespeare was expressly heterosexual. Now, don't get me wrong, I believe Shakespeare was at most bisexual, and ultimately it doesn't matter. But Partridge - while certainly "tolerant" of the deviant homosexuals he sees everywhere around him - directly appeals to his heterosexual readers to show less bias and to appreciate that only a straight man would make so many vagina jokes while writing a play for a mainstream audience. Um, Eric? Half of my friends are homosexual writers and/or comedians, and very few of them are afraid to discuss the pudenda. At length. But, thanks for playing.

So, his contributions far outweigh his puzzling psychological tells, but this book is probably outdated nonetheless.
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therebelprince | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
Sweet! I love words. Christmas present to myself thanks to generous gift certificates from family. When I can't sleep this is a fun book to ponder. The only thing I'm worried about is the cr*p binding on this Burton-sized tome. I'm sure it will be falling apart within a decade--why would you bind a reference book like this?!
 
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invisiblecityzen | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 13, 2022 |
Sweet! I love words. Christmas present to myself thanks to generous gift certificates from family. When I can't sleep this is a fun book to ponder. The only thing I'm worried about is the cr*p binding on this Burton-sized tome. I'm sure it will be falling apart within a decade--why would you bind a reference book like this?!
 
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invisiblecityzen | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 13, 2022 |

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Obras
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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
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