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More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor 1st Edition
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Reading this book changed my thinking about metaphor, and has drastically affected--for the better--my teaching on metaphor in my courses on poetry. Students have also found it extremely helpful. There is some rather tiresome repetition, but much of the authors' reiteration of points is necessary to understanding what they are saying. The indices are very helpful, although I found it necessary to extend their topical index with my own "speed index".
However, this does not diminish the importance of a book which urges literary critics and all those who like books to consider the cognitive basis of both everyday and literary communication. Also, More than Cool Reason can be read as an accessible introduction to Lakoff and Turner (and Johnson)'s theory of conceptual metaphor. For a much more articulate discussion, I would recommend Lakoff and Johnson's "Philosophy in the Flesh", but then you will have to draw the implications of their theories for literature by yourself.
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A must-read for anyone who seeks who seeks understanding and knowledge that opens new vistas. It's like a choice between the red pill and the blue pill.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
That's what i needed for my thesis! The idea's presented in this book you can also found in other books of Lakoff, but the title looks great in my list of used literature;)Published on February 16, 2014 by Ekaterina