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Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of by Harry Berger Jr. PDF

By Harry Berger Jr.

ISBN-10: 0823257479

ISBN-13: 9780823257478

ISBN-10: 0823257487

ISBN-13: 9780823257485

Figures of a altering international bargains a dramatic new account of cultural switch, an account in accordance with the excellence among conventional rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The ebook treats metonymy because the easy organizing trope of conventional tradition and metaphor because the uncomplicated organizing trope of contemporary tradition. at the one hand, metonymies current themselves as analogies that articulate or reaffirm preexisting states of affairs. they're guarantors of facticity, a time period that may be translated or outlined as fact-like-ness. nonetheless, metaphors problem the similarity they declare to set up, which will characteristic departures from preexisting states of affairs.

On the root of this contrast, the writer argues that metaphor and metonymy can be utilized as tools either for the large-scale interpretation of tensions in cultural swap and for the micro-interpretation of tensions inside of specific texts. In addressing the functioning of the 2 phrases, the writer attracts upon and reviews the paintings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Roman Jakobson, Christian Metz, Paul Ricoeur, Umberto Eco, Edmund Leach, and Paul de Man.

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