More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor / Edition 1

More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor / Edition 1

by George Lakoff, Mark Turner, Mark Turner
     
 

"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool.' What we're saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive." — Hugh Kenner,

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"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool.' What we're saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive." — Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University

"In this bold and powerful book, Lakoff and Turner continue their use of metaphor to show how our minds get hold of the world. They have achieved nothing less than a postmodern Understanding Poetry, a new way of reading and teaching that makes poetry again important." — Norman Holland, University of Florida

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226468129
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/15/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
237
Sales rank:
1,358,105
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Life, Death, and Time
2. The Power of Poetic Metaphor
3. The Metaphoric Structure of a Single Poem
4. The Great Chain of Being
Conclusion
More on Traditional Views
Bibliography
Indexes

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