Parody and Style

On "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown, "The Asti Spumante Code" by Toby Clements and "The Va Dinci Cod" by A.R.R.R.Roberts

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Lipgart A.A.
978-5-484-00997-8
2007
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``The Da Vinci Code'' by Dan Brown is astonishingly popular nowadays, and its commercial success cannot be explained away by stating that it was the result of a cleverly organized advertising campaign. There must be some features of plot and style in the novel that endear it to so many readers and which cause the disgust of quite a number of others. Some of these thematic and stylistic features of ``The Da Vinci Code'' are only too obvious, while other peculiarities of it are not that apparent. A.A.Lipgart believes that to arrive at a more adequate assessment of the novel, its advantages and rawbacks alike, it might be of interest to compare it with the texts of some parodies of it. This is precisely the task he tries to cope with in the present book.

The book is meant for professional philologists, for students of stylistics and all those who are one way or another interested in methods of analyzing artistic texts.


Contents
 
Introduction
Chapter one. "The Da Vinci Code" Seen Through "the Asti Spumante Code"
  § 1. Along and alongside the "servile path"
  § 2. "Accuracy of detail" and the use of abbreviations
  § 3. Proper names
  § 4. Foreign words and phrases
  § 5. Ecclesiastical phraseology
  § 6. "Artistic" descriptions
  § 7. Specialized information
  § 8. Symbols, codes and anagrams
Chapter two. "The Da Vinci Code" Seen Through "The Va Dinci Cod"
  § 1. An undisguised challenge
  § 2. "Accuracy of detail" and the use of abbreviations
  § 3. Proper names
  § 4. Foreign words and phrases
  § 5. Ecclesiastical phraseology
  § 6. English words and phraseology misapplied and/or explained
  § 7. "Artistic" descriptions
  § 8. Specialized information
  § 9. Symbols, codes and anagrams