E D N A S A R A H B E A R D S L E Y
from THE WORD
A Philosophy of Words
A literology or science of literate characters; a psychology
or logic of The Logos (Soul); a word
analysis or word treatise.
n e x t
"Edna Beardsley's The Word is a sterling example of homegrown linguistic conjecture. We have been unable to find any information about her, nor have we come across a single reference to her book, discovered by chance in a San Francisco bookstore, the city in which it was printed in 1958. No publisher is indicated, so we surmise that The Word was produced by its author."
quoted from Imagining Language: An Anthology (MIT Press 1998)
edited by Jed Rasula and Steve McCaffery