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More than Cool Reason

A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor

"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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237 pages | 5.50 x 8.50 | © 1989

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics, Philosophy of Language

Rhetoric and Communication

Table of Contents

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
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