• RRP: £26.99
  • You Save: £0.28 (1%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Mimologics (Stages) has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: LIKE NEW but may have a little exterior wear to cover or edges. Small remainder mark on end papers.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Mimologics (Stages) Paperback – 1 Jun 1995

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
£3.14 £2.74

Trade In Promotion

Free One-Day Delivery for six months with Amazon Student

Product details

  • Paperback: 514 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (1 Jun. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803270445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803270442
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


"Mimologics (now very well and carefully translated) ... Gives a masterly account of Cratylism, and of the various ways in which its basic notions have been reformulated, stretched, narrowed or modernized by the succeeding waves of those anxious in one degree or another to re-aasert the claims of natural 'motivation' in language over those of a conventionalism damnable for being the mark of our cosmic alienation." - London Review of Books "Monumental... In [Mimologics], the influential structuralist/narratologist Genette traces a tradition of philosophical and linguistic arguments for the intrinsic connections between words and things... Morgan expertly renders into English the multitudinous examples of onomatopoeia, puns, double meanings, and other plays on the sounds and meanings of words. Morgan's theoretical introduction usefully locates the book's 18 chapters in the tradition of mimologics, and a brief but helpful foreword - written with characteristic crystalline wit by Gerald Prince - places this work in the context of Genette's career.d" - R. R. Warhol, Choice "This book will ... Enable Genette's work in its multifaceted richness to be better understood, as it is one of his most erudite and possibly the most provocative. Thais E. Morgan's translation is sensitive to the linguistic play of the original, given the fiercely mimetic nature of the subject; and when it does jar, which is seldom, one can only admire the sustained concentration of the work." - Forum of Modern Language Studies "Morgan has produced a fine translation of an extremely important book. It deserves to be wisely read." - David Galbraith, Literary Research/ Recherche Litteraire

About the Author

Thais E. Morgan is an associate professor of English at Arizona State University. To enhance the English-language edition further, Gerald Prince, author of "Narrative as Theme: Studies in French Fiction" (Nebraska 1992) and "A Dictionary of Narratology" (Nebraska 1987), has provided a foreword briefly describing Genette's career and the particular values of this book.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star