The message in the bottle. How queer man is, how queer language is, and what one has to do with the other.

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1975]. 8vo. x, 335 pp., FIRST EDITION. including half-title and bibliography. Original orange publisher’s cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy, in the original dust-jacket. Item #11683

First edition. This book is the result of twenty years of compilation; all, save for the last chapter, have appeared as journal articles, the first appearing in 1954 and the last in 1975. Human communication is one of the author’s many interests; the articles contained herein explore “the consequences of man’s unique discovery of the symbol.” Titles include The delta factor; The mystery of language; and Symbol as hermeneutic in existentialism.

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