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Light and Death: Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton

Judith H. Anderson


Death, light, figuration, and, especially, analogical expressions of figuration are the primary subjects of this book. They generate associated interests: the relation of literature and science, the methodology of thought and argument, and the processes of narrative, discovery, and interpretation. Creativity, optics, and rhetoric come into focus as well. Anderson’s book begins as an intellectual process that employs mathematical science, semantics, rhetoric, grammar, and major poems inclusively as a single culture, not as C. P. Snow’s cultural opposites. It explores the figuration of Sin and D ... More

Keywords: analogy, Death, Donne, Kepler, light, literature and science, Milton, metaphor, optics, Spenser

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823272778
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823272778.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith H. Anderson, author
Indiana University