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Allegories of telling

Lynn Wells

Allegories of telling

self-referential narrative in contemporary British fiction

by Lynn Wells

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Published by Rodopi in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Narration (Rhetoric)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-176) and index.

    StatementLynn Wells.
    SeriesCosterus -- new ser., v. 146.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination182 p. ;
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19060964M
    ISBN 109042011149
    OCLC/WorldCa51478547

      The allegory of the cave is a famous passage in the history of philosophy. It is a short excerpt from the beginning of Plato’s book, The Republic (1).There are a number of different interpretations of the allegory, but the one that I would like to present is within the context of education, specifically knowledge translation and the content, style and manner of . In Book VII, Socrates presents the most beautiful and famous metaphor in Western philosophy: the allegory of the cave. This metaphor is meant to illustrate the effects of education on the human soul. Education moves the philosopher through the stages on the divided line, and ultimately brings him to the Form of the Good.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: Seiten ; 22 cm. Contents: IntroductionChapter One: Narrative as Seduction: John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's WomanChapter Two: A Postmodern Allegory of Reading: Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor HoffmanChapter Three: The Whole Story: Graham Swift's .   TALES of THE SOIL by NEC Iankowitz is a book to be read and discussed at least it a child's fable, or a more serious text? The author attempts to interact with the reader, challenging us to read between the lines to the meanings below the surface.5/5(4).

      The allegory is composed of a handful of signs and indications that describe the average mentality of an everyday person. The cave-world acts as a symbol of self-imposed imprisonment most people carry out. Our book summary willingly joins the efforts to educate the population. Sometimes the chains around our neck are too tight, impossible to break. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm. Contents: Introduction --Narrative as seduction: John Fowles's The French lieutenant's woman --A postmodern allegory of reading: Angela Carter's The infernal desire machines of Doctor Hoffman --The whole story: Graham Swift's Waterland --Corso, Ricorso: historical repetition and cultural .


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