The Resource Figures of a changing world : metaphor and the emergence of modern culture, Harry Berger, Jr

Figures of a changing world : metaphor and the emergence of modern culture, Harry Berger, Jr

Label
Figures of a changing world : metaphor and the emergence of modern culture
Title
Figures of a changing world
Title remainder
metaphor and the emergence of modern culture
Statement of responsibility
Harry Berger, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic organizing trope of traditional culture and metaphor as the basic organizing trope of modern culture. On the one hand, metonymies present themselves as analogies that articulate or reaffirm preexisting states of affairs. They are guarantors of facticity, a term that can be translated or defined as fact-like-ness. On the other hand, metaphors challenge the similarity they claim to establish, in order to feature departures from preexisting states of affairs. On the basis of this distinction, the author argues that metaphor and metonymy can be used as instruments both for the large-scale interpretation of tensions in cultural change and for the micro-interpretation of tensions within particular texts. In addressing the functioning of the two terms, the author draws upon and critiques the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Roman Jakobson, Christian Metz, Paul Ricoeur, Umberto Eco, Edmund Leach, and Paul de Man
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
116
Index
index present
LC call number
B818
LC item number
.B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Figures of a changing world : metaphor and the emergence of modern culture, Harry Berger, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Theory and Practice -- 1.Two Figures: (1) Metaphor -- 2.Two Figures: (2) Metonymy -- 3.Making Metaphors, Seeing Metonymies -- 4.Metonymy, Metaphor, and Perception: De Man and Nietzsche -- 5.Metaphor, Metonymy, and Redundancy -- 6.The Semiotics of Metaphor and Metonymy: Umberto Eco -- 7.Frost and Roses: The Disenchantment of a Reluctant Modernist -- pt. II History -- 8.Metaphor and the Anxiety of Fictiveness: St. Augustine -- 9.Metaphor and Metonymy in the Middle Ages: Aquinas and Dante -- 10.Sacramental Anxiety in the Late Middle Ages: Hugh of St. Victor, the Abbot Suger, and Dante -- 11.Ulysses as Modernist: From Metonymy to Metaphor in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
Control code
ocn962051335
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 160 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823257492
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32871533
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962051335
  • pebcs0823257495

Library Locations

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