Theories of the Symbol

Theories of the Symbol

by Tzvetan Todorov
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801492882

ISBN-13: 9780801492884

Pub. Date: 09/28/1984

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Focusing on theories of verbal symbolism, Tzvetan Todorov here presents a history of semiotics. From an account of the semiotic doctrines embodied in the works of classical rhetoric to an exploration of representative modern concepts of the symbol found in ethnology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and poetics, Todorov examines the rich tradition of sign theory. In

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Focusing on theories of verbal symbolism, Tzvetan Todorov here presents a history of semiotics. From an account of the semiotic doctrines embodied in the works of classical rhetoric to an exploration of representative modern concepts of the symbol found in ethnology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and poetics, Todorov examines the rich tradition of sign theory. In the course of his discussion Todorov treats the works of such writers as Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Augustine, Condillac, Lessing, Diderot, Goethe, Novalis, the Schlegel brothers, Levy-Bruhl, Freud, Saussure, and Jakobson.

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ISBN-13:
9780801492884
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1984
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)

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