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dc.contributor.authorWages, Jack D.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:24:54Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:24:54Z
dc.date.issued10/16/2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/2861
dc.description.abstractAmong a number of interesting contemporary American novelists is John Irving, whose first three novels were inventive and entertaining; his second three works, however, are particularly remarkable. With The World Accordjng to Garp (1978), The Hotel New Hampshire (1981), and most recently Cider House Rules (1985) Irving has taken, as one reviewer observes, "a quantum leap forward" not only as a story teller, but also as a novelist who makes use of numerous and varied techniques related to names and naming. From the ribald puns on place names and a memorable demonstration of the intricate relationships between one's very existence and one's name in The World According to Garp to the epigrammatical and philosophical "sorrow floats" of The Hotel New Hampshire to his performance of onomastic tours de force in Cider House Rules, Irving continues to provide a rewarding and provocative treasure-trove for the student of names in literature.
dc.subjectNames In Literature
dc.subjectOnomastics In Literature
dc.subjectIrving John
dc.subjectWorld According To Garp
dc.subjectHotel New Hampshire
dc.subjectCider House Rules
dc.subjectNames Personal
dc.subjectPuns And Punning
dc.titleDisappearing Letters and Breaking Rules: John Irving as Namer
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T19:24:55Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleLiterary Onomastics Studies
dc.languate.isoen_US


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    Literary Onomastics Studies was published from 1974 to 1989 as “the official journal of the proceedings of the annual Conference on Literary Onomastics,” held during those years at SUNY Brockport or in Rochester, New York.

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