Metaphor

Metaphor Metaphor is a central concept in literary studies but it is also prevalent in everyday language and speech Recent literary theories such as postmodernism and deconstruction have transformed the study

  • Title: Metaphor
  • Author: David Punter
  • ISBN: 9780415281669
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Metaphor is a central concept in literary studies, but it is also prevalent in everyday language and speech Recent literary theories such as postmodernism and deconstruction have transformed the study of the text and revolutionized our thinking about metaphor.In this fascinating volume, David Punter establishes the classical background of the term from its philosophical rMetaphor is a central concept in literary studies, but it is also prevalent in everyday language and speech Recent literary theories such as postmodernism and deconstruction have transformed the study of the text and revolutionized our thinking about metaphor.In this fascinating volume, David Punter establishes the classical background of the term from its philosophical roots to the religious and political tradition of metaphor in the East relates metaphor to the public realms of culture and politics and the way in which these influence the literary examines metaphor in relation to literary theory, philosophy, psychoanalysis and postcolonial studies illustrates his argument with specific examples from western and eastern literature and poetry.This comprehensive and engaging book emphasizes the significance of metaphor to literary studies, as well as its relevance to cultural studies, linguistics and philosophy.

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    1. This is an interesting introduction to the problem of metaphor. There is a nice bit towards the start of this where someone says that in the early part of the 20th century no one was basically interested in metaphor as anything but a literary device and now it has become a booming field, so much so that if the rate of increase continues in 50 years time here will be more people studying metaphor than are people alive on the planet. In many ways I want to say you could probably get away with read [...]

    2. Overall this book was pretty interesting and informative. The analysis of Life of Pi ruined the ending for me, but also made me want to read it, so can't count that against it. It was a little repetitive, but I was only assigned a few chapters of the book for school and I read the whole thing. I read the whole thing, so I'm counting that as a positive. Definitely a great theory book.

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