Certain questions are basic to the human condition: how we imagine the world, and ourselves and others within it; how we confront the constraints of language and the limits of our own minds; and how we use imagination to give meaning to past experiences and to shape future ones. These are the questions James Boyd White addresses in The Edge of Meaning , exploring each through its application to great works of Western culture-- Huckleberry Finn , the Odyssey , and the paintings of Vermeer among them. In doing so, White ...

The Edge of Meaning 2003, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226894805

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The Edge of Meaning 2001, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226894812