Rhetoric (The New Critical Idiom)

Rhetoric (The New Critical Idiom)

Jennifer Richards


Rhetoric has formed our figuring out of the character of language and the aim of literature for over millennia. it really is of the most important value in realizing the improvement of literary heritage in addition to components of philosophy, politics and tradition. the character and preparation of rhetoric used to be vital to Classical, Renaissance and Enlightenment cultures and its relevance keeps in our personal postmodern international to motivate extra debate.

Examining either the perform and idea of this debatable idea, Jennifer Richards explores:

  • historical and modern definitions of the time period ‘rhetoric’
  • uses of rhetoric in literature, by way of authors corresponding to William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce
  • classical traditions of rhetoric, as noticeable within the paintings of Plato, Aristotle and Cicero
  • the rebirth of rhetoric within the Renaissance and the Enlightenment
  • the present prestige and way forward for rhetoric in literary and demanding idea as envisaged by means of critics equivalent to Kenneth Burke, Paul de guy and Jacques Derrida.

This insightful quantity deals an available account of this contentious but unavoidable time period, making this e-book priceless examining for college students of literature, philosophy and cultural experiences.

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