The dynamics of the metaphoric field: a cognitive view of literature
This book has the task of grounding reading and writing on the economy of memory. Using evidence from literary criticism, language processing, and the neurosciences, it explores the principles of recognition, strategy, and identity -- principles that guide memory in its drive to meaning.
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The Dynamics of the Metaphoric Field: A Cognitive View of Literature
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