By Enrique Vila-Matas
A reader's fictional travel of the artwork and lives of a few of the nice 20th-century SurrealistsAn writer (a model of Vila-Matas himself) offers a brief "history" of a mystery society, the Shandies, who're captivated with the concept that of "portable literature." The society is fullyyt imagined, yet during this rollicking, intellectually playful ebook, its participants comprise writers and artists like Marcel Duchamp, Aleister Crowley, Witold Gombrowicz, Federico García Lorca, guy Ray, and Georgia O'Keefe. The Shandies meet secretly in flats, lodges, and cafes everywhere Europe to debate what nice literature relatively is: short, now not too critical, penetrating the depths of the mysterious. We witness the Shandies having adventures in desk bound submarines, underground caverns, African backwaters, and the cultural capitals of Europe.
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In book 2 of the Faerie Queene, Temperance is of course an ethical concept based on the Nicomachean Ethics. 44 The Proem to book 2 immediately raises the issue of manifest as opposed to secret knowledge, running through issues and tropes familiar from the treatises I have just discussed: Faerie Land is a place that we don’t have access to: something that the narrator can “no where show” and that “no body can know” directly (Pr. 8, 9). 1–2). “Better sense” here is awareness that the senses are not always adequate to provide knowledge about the world.
Taylor, Linguistic Categorization: Prototypes in Linguistic Theory (Oxford: Clarendon, 1995); on metaphor, see George Lakoff, Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987) and also Eve Sweetser, From Etymology to Pragmatics: Metaphorical and Cultural Aspects of Semantic Structure (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). 10. For an account of this historical trajectory in cognitive science, see Andy Clark, Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997).
16 Some cognitive linguists have also suggested that meaning is fundamentally metaphorical. George Lakoff and others have argued that another consequence of the embodied brain is the dependence of thought on kinesthetic and spatial experiences of embodiment. 18 More complicated linguistic structures and rational concepts are built up on these basic spatial schemas. 20 We can only think about abstract things because we can understand them in terms of concrete spatial experience. 21 Thought is conceptualized in terms of a number of different concrete spatial metaphors, and we cannot conceive of it without them.
A Brief History of Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas