Dreaming by the Book

Dreaming by the Book

Book - 2001
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Dreaming by the Book explores the almost miraculous processes by which poets and writers teach us the work of imaginative creation. Writers from Homer to Heaney instruct us in the art of mental composition, even as their poems progress. Just as painters understand paint, composers musical instruments, and sculptors stone or metal, verbal artists understand the only material in which their creations will get made--the back-lit tissue of the human brain. In her brilliant synthesis of literary criticism, philosophy, and cognitive psychology, Elaine Scarry explores the principal practices by which writers bring things to life for their readers.

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2001
Edition: 1st Princeton ed
ISBN: 9780691070766
0691070768
9780195089646
0195089642
Call Number: 801.95 Sca77d 2001
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm

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