This paperback reissue includes a new preface by the author.
The fundamental subject of A. D. Nuttall's bold and daring first book, Two Concepts of Allegory, is a particular habit of thought--the practice of thinking about universals as though they were concrete things. His study takes the form of an inquiry into certain conceptual questions raised, in the first place, by the allegorical critics of The Tempest, and, in the second place, by allegorical and quasi-allegorical poetry in general. The argument has the further consequence of suggesting that allegory and metaphysics are in practice more closely allied than is commonly supposed. This paperback reissue includes a new preface by the author.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Yale Edition ix
The Tempest and Its Romantic Critics 1 (14)
Two Concepts of Allegory 15 (34)
The Psychological Basis 49 (24)
The use of the Imagination in the Sixteenth 73 (35)
and Seventeenth Centuries
Shakespeare and the Idea of Love 108 (28)
The Tempest 136 (25)
Bibliography 161 (10)