Shakespearean onymy and Anglo-Saxon literary onomastics — apropos of Grant W. Smith's monograph “Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare's Comedies”
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literary onomastics
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s comedies
proper names


The review discusses the 2021 monograph “Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies” by Grant W. Smith. The structure and content of the monograph is presented, highlighting its grounding in classic Peircean semiotics and outlining the main categories of Shakespearian names. The publication of the book under review becomes the point of departure for more general remarks concerning the specific nature of literary onomastics in the USA and Europe.
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