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An Admirable Point

Hazrat Florence



Price: $29.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781800811973
Published: November 2022

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Few punctuation marks elicit quite as much love or hate as the exclamation mark. It's bubbly and exuberant, an emotional amplifier whose flamboyantly dramatic gesture lets the reader know: here be feelings! Scott Fitzgerald famously stated exclamation marks are like laughing at your own joke; Terry Pratchett had a character say that multiple !!! are a 'sure sign of a diseased mind'. So what's the deal with ! ?

An Admirable Point recuperates the exclamation mark from its much maligned place at the bottom of the punctuation hierarchy. It explores how ! came about in the first place some six hundred years ago, and uncovers the many ways in which ! has left its mark on art, literature, (pop) culture, and just about any sphere of human activity - from Beowulf to spam emails, ee cummings to neuroscience.

Whether you think it's over-used, or enthusiastically sprinkle your writing with it, ! is inescapable.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781800811973
Published: November 2022

Number of pages: 176
Width: 136 mm
Height: 202 mm
Depth: 20 mm

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

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