The Lay of the Land: Metaphor As Experience and History in American Life and Letters (Paperback)

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The Lay of the Land: Metaphor As Experience and History in American Life and Letters (Paperback)

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An original and highly unusual psycholinguistic study of American literature and culture from 1584 to 1860, this volume focuses on the metaphor of 'land-as-woman.' It is the first systematic documentation of the recurrent responses to the American continent as a feminine entity (as Mother, as Virgin, as Temptress, as the Ravished), and it is also the first systematic inquiry into the metaphor's implications for the current ecological crisis.

Product Details ISBN: 9780807841181
ISBN-10: 0807841188
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: August 27th, 1984
Pages: 200
Language: English