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Wisdom & Metaphor

Zwicky, Jan

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ISBN 10: 1894031784 / ISBN 13: 9781894031783
Published by Gaspereau Pr, 2003
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Title: Wisdom & Metaphor

Publisher: Gaspereau Pr

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Paperback

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Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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"The shape of metaphorical thought is also the shape of wisdom," states Jan Zwicky in her introduction to Wisdom & Metaphor, "What a human mind must do in order to comprehend a metaphor is a version of what it must do in order to be wise." In this follow-up to her astonishingly original book Lyric Philosophy (1992), Zwicky sets out to explore the ways in which metaphorical thought links to wisdom: "Those who think metaphorically are enabled to think truly," suggests Zwicky, "because the shape of their thinking echoes the shape of the world." Zwicky's prose style is the very model of her thesis, echoing the measured, sure-spoken clarity of her poetry, guiding the reader through multiple layers of meaning in the right-hand/left-hand voice style that she employed so successfully in Lyric Philosophy. Wisdom & Metaphor is a stunning work that will engage a broad range of readers.

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Jan Zwicky is a musician, philosopher and award-winning poet. In 1999, she won the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry for Songs for Relinquishing the Earth. Her Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences was also nominated for the Pat Lowther Award and the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 2006.

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