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The Custom of the Country
Edith Wharton, Linda Wagner-Martin
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Alymer Maude, Louise Maude

Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode

Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode - Angus Fletcher Who would think? Not a snappy title about what sounds like a pretty dull topic, yet this book, which I read back in the 1980s was a goldmine. Allegory is more than a literary device, but the way we perceive things, as Paul de Man argues, far more densely, in Blindness and Insight.

I remember this book as being exciting, which either means I'm a nerd, or it was one hell of a good book on theory.