[Book #20400] 'Language in Operation'. Roman Jakobson.

'Language in Operation'. An Essay. Lingua 21

Paris: Hermann, [1964]. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Offprint ('Extrait de") of an article which appeared in this important collection of miscellany (pp 269-281). An essay which draws heavily on Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'. Here, as always, the great Russian linguist is typically wide-ranging and suggestive, drawing on linguistic, anthropological, psychological, and literary theory. Offprints of Jakobson's essays are uncommon on the market. Stapled wrappers. Near-fine.

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