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Two Concepts of Allegory

Two Concepts of Allegory
Your Price: $23.95 CDN
Author: A. D. Nuttall
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 175
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0300118740
ISBN-13: 9780300118742

About the Book:

The dazzling English scholar A. D. Nuttall wrote his thesis on the philosophical issues raised by Shakespeare's The Tempest. The thesis turned into his first book, Two Concepts of Allegory, which offers illuminating readings of romance and allegory in Shakespeare.

The fundamental subject of this bold and daring book is a particular habit of thought — the practice of thinking about universals as though they were concrete things. His study takes the form of an inquiry into certain conceptual questions raised, in the first place, by the allegorical critics of The Tempest, and, in the second place, by allegorical and quasi-allegorical poetry in general. The argument has the further consequence of suggesting that allegory and metaphysics are in practice more closely allied than is commonly supposed.

A. D. Nuttall wrote a new preface for the paperback reissue of Two Concepts of Allegory, which is not found in the long out-of-print original edition of this acknowledged classic of literary studies.

What people say:

"All of Nuttall's Shakespeare criticism — from Two Concepts of Allegory to Shakespeare the Thinker — testifies to his profound and continuously developing interest in how Shakespeare does his thinking." — Graham Bradshaw, author of Shakespeare's Scepticism

About the Author:

Anthony David Nuttall (1937 – 2007) was a classically trained English literary critic and scholar with a passion for philosophy. He was a popular professor of English at Oxford University and the author of numerous books, including Two Concepts of Allegory: A Study of Shakespeare's The Tempest and the Logic of Allegorical Expression.

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