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The Literary Mind

Mark Turner


This book ranges from the tools of modern linguistics, to the recent work of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio and Gerald Edelman, to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and Proust, to explain how story and projection — and their powerful combination in parable — are fundamental to everyday thought. In simple and traditional English, the author reveals how we use parable to understand space and time, to grasp what it means to be located in space and time, and to conceive of ourselves, other selves, other lives, and other viewpoints. He explains the role of parable in reas ... More

Keywords: Antonio Damasio, Gerald Edelman, Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Proust, story, projection, parable, everyday thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195126679
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126679.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Turner, author
University of Maryland

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