The Rhetoric of RHETORIC

The Rhetoric of RHETORIC


224 pages


In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely.

  • Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961).

  • Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media.

  • Investigates the possibility of reducing harmful conflict by practising a rhetoric that depends on deep listening by both sides.



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Date de parution 09 février 2009
Nombre de lectures 1
EAN13 9780470765821
Licence : Tous droits réservés
Langue English

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Preface Acknowledgments
Part I Rhetoric’s Status: Up, Down, and – Up? 1 How Many ‘‘Rhetorics’’? 2 A Condensed History of Rhetorical Studies 3 Judging Rhetoric 4 Some Major Rescuers
Part II The Need for Rhetorical Studies Today 5 The Fate of Rhetoric in Education 6 The Threats of Political Rhetrickery 7 Media Rhetrickery
Part III Reducing Rhetorical Warfare 8 Can Rhetorology Yield More Than a Mere Truce, in Any of Our ‘‘Wars’’?
Conclusion Notes Index of Names and Titles Index of Subjects
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