‘The fool sees with his nose’: metaphoric mappings in the sense of smell in Patrick Süskind’s Perfume

  title={‘The fool sees with his nose’: metaphoric mappings in the sense of smell in Patrick S{\"u}skind’s Perfume},
  author={Yanna Popova},
  journal={Language and Literature},
  pages={135 - 151}
  • Yanna Popova
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Psychology
  • Language and Literature
Based on linguistic studies of perception verbs and on a general cognitive-linguistic premise of embodiment as a fundamental factor for explaining aspects of language behaviour, the article seeks to examine the representation of smell in the novel Perfume by Patrick Süskind. It argues that there are cognitive and experiential motivations for the metaphoric mappings in the sense of smell in the novel. Our cognitive model of the external world, as far as it is based on perception, derives mainly… Expand

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