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Shakespeare and the Invention of Metaphor and
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0236  Friday, 4 February 2005

From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Thursday, 3 Feb 2005 23:14:51 -0500
Subject: 16.0226 Shakespeare and the Invention of Metaphor and
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0226 Shakespeare and the Invention of Metaphor and
Language

Hugh Grady says that "Rosemond Tuve tried to bully people with
antiquarian information into believing that poetic texts could only have
one meaning-almost always one a lot duller than the more inventive
critics she liked to take on, like Empson." As I recall, most modernist
scholar-critics supposed that there were ideal texts with ideal
meanings, both of which could be recovered if you read and thought hard
enough.  That Empson did not was, no doubt, to his credit (though he
said a great many foolish as well as a great many perceptive things);
but no need therefore to tar the immensely learned Miss Tuve with a
brush that could equally well be used on dozens of her contemporaries.
And who, like her (and eventually, no doubt, like Hugh Grady and Marcus
Dahl and me) have gone to join "les neiges d'antan."

Ubisuntly,
David Evett

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