The University of Chicago Press
Death is the Mother of Beauty:
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"A study that is exhaustive, richly documented, finely
articulated, and extraordinarily broad in the range of knowledge
and literary examples that it brings to bear."
"This is a truly interdisciplinary book, a book of
importance both to literary scholars and to scientists of the
mind - linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and researchers in
artificial intelligence. It shows that the study of the literary
mind is an integral part of the study of the mind in general. And
it shows clearly that everyday language and literary language are
not separate domains, that discoveries about one bear on the
"Turner's book lives up to its colorful and ambitious
title: it is not just another book of theory about metaphor, it is
a book of linguistic and critical theory deeply immersed in
particular metaphors and their effects. To me it offers more sheer
pleasure than any other book on metaphor, and the fun pays off with
rich new insights."