Download PDF by Maarten Asscher,Brian Doyle-Du Breuil: Apples and Oranges: In Praise of Comparisons

By Maarten Asscher,Brian Doyle-Du Breuil

What does it suggest while humans say “You can’t examine apples and oranges”? Are comparisons throughout genres inherently invalid, or can they be insightful and illuminating? during this tremendous and provocative choice of essays, Dutch writer Maarten Asscher continues that comparisons could be the top type of argument.

Asscher makes his case with examples drawn from classical to modern background, paintings, and literature: Hamlet in Ithaca and Telemachus in Elsinore, the Mediterranean and the North Sea, writing from a jail phone and writing from a room at domestic, the “suicide” of Primo Levi and eastern Kamikaze pilots, and so forth. With sleek erudition and idiosyncratic wit, Asscher demonstrates how the comparative technique promises perception not just into topics concurrently, but additionally into basic concerns they could have in common.

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