Death Is the Mother of Beauty: Metaphor, Mind, Criticism

Death Is the Mother of Beauty: Metaphor, Mind, Criticism

by Mark Turner
     
 

In this book, Mark Turner shows that the languages of literature and everyday life are different expressions of the same universal mechanisms of the mind. Drawing on the languages and metaphors of kinship and causation, and on myriad examples in English literature from Chaucer to Wallace Stevens, he argues convincingly that all our thinking with language depends on a… See more details below

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In this book, Mark Turner shows that the languages of literature and everyday life are different expressions of the same universal mechanisms of the mind. Drawing on the languages and metaphors of kinship and causation, and on myriad examples in English literature from Chaucer to Wallace Stevens, he argues convincingly that all our thinking with language depends on a restricted range of deep metaphors and inference patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226817217
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
08/01/1987
Pages:
220

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