Authors on Writing: Metaphors and Intellectual Labor by Barbara Tomlinson PDF

By Barbara Tomlinson

Via an unique approach to studying metaphorical tales, Tomlinson argues that writing is either somebody task and a collective perform, a solitary task that depends on wealthy, sustained, and complicated social networks, associations, and ideology. This new booklet attracts upon interviews with writers together with: Seamus Heaney, Roald Dahl, Samuel Beckett, Bret Easton Ellis, John Fowles, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Walker and Gore Vidal.

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1999, p. 105) Without taking account of the contradiction of these different “truths” of color, Lakoff and Johnson argue, it is impossible to describe color theory properly. What is “correct” at the neural level is not at the phenomenological level. What is “correct” at the phenomenological level is not accurate at the neural level. “Here is the dilemma: A scientific truth claim based on knowledge about the neural level is contradicting a truth claim at the phenomenological level” (1999, p. 105).

They speak to you. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-20 Composing and Metaphoricity 29 them. In some degree, they’re already residing in what has gone before… . it’s as if there is a chorus. This is one way of putting it, and certain voices are more to the fore, though the other voices are there. Then in another novel, the other voices come to the fore. You have to be attentive not only to what you’re doing but in some degree to what is coming back. (1981, p.

Com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-20 literature is exactly its opportunity for revealing multiple truths. The same should be said for the project of analyzing writers’ metaphors for composing. This is the impetus for comments such as that of E. L. Doctorow: 26 Authors on Writing Yourcenar here uses a metaphor of embodied labor, Writing is Gardening, to emphasize that subjects and texts bring methods with them, that her method of composition is related to their nature, purpose, and conditions of emergence.

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