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Memory, metaphors, and meaning : reading literary texts

Author: Nicolae Babuts
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2009.
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Literature explores the human condition, the mystery of the world, life and death, as well as our relations with others, and our desires and dreams. It differs from science in its aims and methods, but Babuts shows in other respects that literature has much common ground with science. Both aim for an authentic version of truth. To this end, literature employs metaphors, and it does so in a manner similar to that of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolae Babuts
ISBN: 9781412810227 1412810221
OCLC Number: 286471714
Description: xxvi, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Literary dynamic patterns --
The beginning of interpretation --
Reading poetry --
The allure of myth --
Beginnings and endings --
Metaphoric fields : Blaga, Melville, and Leopardi --
The tonality of metaphoric fields.
Responsibility: Nicolae Babuts.

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Literature explores the human condition, the mystery of the world, life and death, as well as our relations with others, and our desires and dreams. It differs from science in its aims and methods.  Read more...

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