Two Concepts of Allegory: A Study of Shakespeare's The Tempest and the Logic of Allegorical Expression

October 30, 2020
Two Concepts of Allegory: A Study of Shakespeare's The Tempest and the Logic of Allegorical Expression

Filenote | OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedThe fundamental subject of A. D. Nuttall’s bold and daring firstbook, Two Concepts of Allegory, is a particular habit ofthought—the practice of thinking about universals as though theywere concrete things. His study takes the form of an inquiry intocertain conceptual questions raised, in the first place, by theallegorical critics of The Tempest, and, in the secondplace, by allegorical and quasi-allegorical poetry in general. Theargument has the further consequence of suggesting that allegoryand metaphysics are in practice more closely allied than iscommonly supposed.