The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance
In this book, Eva Brann sets out no less a task than to assess the meaning of imagination in its multifarious expressions throughout western history. The result is one of those rare achievements that will make The World of the Imagination a standard reference.
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Imagination adds to reality and casts light on it. It also threatens us with error. Brann's massive assault on its mysteries advances an old thesis: "imagination . . . is a faculty or power for ... Read full review
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