Indispensable to an understanding of Medieval and Renaissance texts and a topic of controversy for the Romantic poets, allegory remains a site for debate and controversy in the twenty-first-century.
In this useful guide, Jeremy Tambling:
Allegory offers an accessible, clear introduction to the history and use of this complex literary device. It is the ideal tool for all those seeking a greater understanding of texts that make use of allegory and of the significance of allegorical thinking to literature.
1. Allegory: An Introduction 2. Classical and Medieval Allegory 3. Medieval and Renaissance Personification 4. From Allegory to Symbolism 5. Allegory in the Age of Realism 6. Walter Benjamin: Allegory versus Symbolism 7. Allegory, Irony, Deconstruction 8. Modern Allegory Glossary of Terms Bibliography
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.