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- n. The love of words and word games.
We lost the great William F. Buckley last week, who was as famous for his gracious hospitality as for his logophilia.
We lost the great William F. Buckley this week, who was as famous for his gracious hospitality as for his logophilia.
Furthermore, this localised logophilia diverts us from a much graver change, which affects the entire linguistic ecosystem.
I want to ask not so much about 'poetic' diction, abstract formulations, the logophilia Jeffrey recently blogged about, but also about the _poetics_ of the work in terms of what effect the language of the writing is having on language -- what is the language itself doing and how -- who or what does it 'speak' and what discourses does it register in, circulate, repeat, cite, etc.