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Overview

"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

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Metaphor is not merely a decorative aspect of poetic language; it is a mode of everyday thought that allows us to comprehend one conceptual domain in terms of another. With great clarity, Lakoff linguistics, U. of California, Berkeley and Turner English, Chicago explain how poems rely upon and extend the basic metaphors by which we make sense of the world. The paper edition is available $11.95, 46812-7. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226468129
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/1989
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 728,761
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

George Lakoff is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He previously taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan. His academic career has been devoted to developing the field of cognitive lingusitics, the cognitive theory of metaphor, construction grammar, embodied conceptual systems, a neural theory of grammar, and the cognitive foundations of mathematics.

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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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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    The coolest book I've ever read!

    Buy this book! You'll be glad you did.

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