More Than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor

Front Cover
University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 230 pages
5 Reviews
"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

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

I think I was expecting something more, knowing George Lakoff. But I was severely disappointed. Both authors seem to have a gift for expressing the obvious and ignoring the obvious questions. It shows ... Read full review

Review: More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

Lakoff argues that poetic metaphor is not essentially different from our everyday language or thought processes. And the metaphors in any poem are largely the metaphors of the culture it was composed ... Read full review

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1989)

George Lakoff is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He previously taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan. His academic career has been devoted to developing the field of cognitive lingusitics, the cognitive theory of metaphor, construction grammar, embodied conceptual systems, a neural theory of grammar, and the cognitive foundations of mathematics.

Mark Turner is Professor of English and a member of the doctoral faculty in neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Maryland. He is also external research professor in cognitive science at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.

Bibliographic information