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Poetry, symbol, and allegory : interpreting metaphorical language from Plato to the present

Author: Simon Brittan
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dealing with poetry is frequently problematic for the university teacher and student: although undergraduates are usually responsive to discussions about drama and prose, poetry often silences the classroom. Unless a poem provides references easily applicable to their own lives, many students feel they cant relate to the piece and are stymied. In particular, allegorical poetry produces tensions among the desire to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Allegories
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Allegory
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Brittan
ISBN: 0813921562 9780813921563 0813921570 9780813921570
OCLC Number: 51242174
Description: xiii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The western tradition --
Religion, philosophy, and interpretation in the Middle Ages --
Dante Alighieri, hermetism, and Renaissance Italy --
England in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance --
Philosophy and representation in the seventeenth century --
Toward romanticism --
Symbol and allegory.
Responsibility: Simon Brittan.

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Aiming to help readers overcome the difficulties of approaching poetry, this study provides a historical overview of theories of interpretation as they apply to symbol and allegory. Beginning with  Read more...

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Poetry, Symbol, and Allegory offers an elegantly written and bracingly wide-ranging introduction to a crucial strand of the history of literary interpretation. Brittan has written a book that we Read more...

 
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