Emerson's English Traits and the Natural History of Metaphor
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic & Professional|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $34.95|
| Book Description: |
Metaphors are ubiquitous and yet--or, for that very reason--go largely unseen. We are all variously susceptible to a blindness or blurry vision of metaphors; yet even when they are seen clearly, we are left to situate the ambiguities, conflations and contradictions they regularly present--logically, aesthetically and morally.
David LaRocca's book serves as a set of 'reminders' of certain features of the natural history of our language--especially the tropes that permeate and...