The Portmanteau Phrase
LBruder at elcabop.org
Mon Nov 19 17:37:51 EST 2001
Thank you very much, James. I have that volume and will take a look around.
I've been concentrating on ATH because of the up-coming conference and its
theme of 'comedy' and 'masks' but I know Burke has said a lot more on the
I've noticed that even in the word 'comic' or 'comedy' (if i might give a
little more away), I find traces of 'medic,' 'sodomy,' 'democ(rac)y' and my
personal favorite, 'my code.'
Thanks again, James, for the clew.
From: James F. Klumpp [mailto:jk44 at umail.umd.edu]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 3:40 PM
To: Leslie Bruder
Cc: 'kb at purdue.edu'
Subject: Re: The Portmanteau Phrase
I won't go into your thought on this in any depth for fear
of taking too much out of a rich play. But you relate your
thinking to ATH when Burke is much more explicit about the
things you discuss in Philosophy of Literary Form. Some of
the joycing (Burke's word) leaps there go too far for me.
You make more sense on these issues than Burke. Yet, I
believe he is saying things that will refine your analysis.
So take a look and return to the parlor.
PS: If you have already studied this section, forgive my
James F. Klumpp
jklumpp at umd.edu
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