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James Geary

JAMES GEARY – on the Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way we See the World.

Metaphor is a way of describing one thing in terms of another, like this....

He was the apple of her eye.......My muscles are rock hard.......We had a pig of a day......

...And, as Shakespeare had Romeo say: “Juliet is the sun.”

When talking, we utter one metaphor for every 10 to 20 words, or about six metaphors a minute.

Metaphor is used not only in Literature but also in politics, business, psychology, and science.

James Geary, former editor of Time magazine in Europe, is the author of the best-selling Brief History of the Aphorism.

His latest book is I is an Other: the Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way we See the World.

Tickets - £6 (£5)

DOUBLE TICKET - £10 for two events: 

James Geary at 6.30pm and Sport Thought 8.00pm

Please contact the Arts Centre Box Office to book tickets for this event or contact the Swindon Festival of Literature for any further information.

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