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:
This comprehensive and engaging book emphasizes the significance of metaphor to literary studies, as well as its relevance to cultural studies, linguistics and philosophy.
Introduction 1. The Classical Problem: Figurative Language 2. Eastern and Western Metaphor 3. Public Metaphor 4. Metaphor and the ‘Text Instead’ 5. Metaphor and Psychoanalysis 6. Metaphor, The Uncanny, Déjà-vu 7. Metaphor, Difference, Untranslateability 8. Metaphor and the Postcolonial Turn 9. Some Examples and Limits 10. Conclusion Glossary 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.