Allegory

Allegory

by Jeremy Tambling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415340063

ISBN-13: 9780415340069

Pub. Date: 10/12/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Indispensable to an understanding of Medieval and Renaissance texts and a topic of controversy for the Romantic poets, allegory remains a site for debate and controversy in the twenty-first-century.

In this useful guide, Jeremy Tambling:


  • presents a concise history of allegory, providing numerous examples from Medieval forms to the

Overview

Indispensable to an understanding of Medieval and Renaissance texts and a topic of controversy for the Romantic poets, allegory remains a site for debate and controversy in the twenty-first-century.

In this useful guide, Jeremy Tambling:


  • presents a concise history of allegory, providing numerous examples from Medieval forms to the present day
  • considers the relationship between allegory and symbolism
  • analyses the use of allegory in modernist debate and deconstruction, looking at critics such as Walter Benjamin and Paul de Man
  • provides a full glossary of technical terms and suggestions for further reading.

Allegory offers an accessible, clear introduction to the history and use of this complex literary device. It is the ideal tool for all those seeking a greater understanding of texts that make use of allegory and of the significance of allegorical thinking to literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415340069
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2009
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Allegory: An Introduction 2. Classical and Medieval Allegory 3. Medieval and Renaissance Personification 4. From Allegory to Symbolism 5. Allegory in the Age of Realism 6. Walter Benjamin: Allegory versus Symbolism 7. Allegory, Irony, Deconstruction 8. Modern Allegory Glossary of Terms Bibliography

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >