More than Cool Reason A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
by George Lakoff and Mark Turner
University of Chicago Press, 1989
Cloth: 978-0-226-46811-2 | Paper: 978-0-226-46812-9 | Electronic: 978-0-226-47098-6
ABOUT THIS BOOKTABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS BOOK

"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool.' What we're saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive." — Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University

"In this bold and powerful book, Lakoff and Turner continue their use of metaphor to show how our minds get hold of the world. They have achieved nothing less than a postmodern Understanding Poetry, a new way of reading and teaching that makes poetry again important." — Norman Holland, University of Florida

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Preface

Life, Death, and Time

The Power of Poetic Metaphor

The Metaphoric Structure of a Single Poem

The Great Chain of Being

Conclusion

More on Traditional Views

Bibliography

Indexes