ANNE TONER. Ellipsis in English Literature: Signs of Omission

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As a freshman, I once met a PhD Student writing about the use of the comma in Jane Austen. For years the thesis topic kept me entertained as an example of how narrowly focused literary study could become. Reading Anne Toner's Ellipsis in English Literature commits me to a recantation of that joke. There is plenty to be learnt here from thinking closely about the uses of ellipses—dashes, dots, asterisks, etc—at different points in history. And Toner's focus on detail does not obscure the bigger story that she is able to tell, about ...
Original languageEnglish
JournalReview of English Studies
Pages (from-to)806-807
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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