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Burke, Kenneth 1897-1993

Works: 610 works in 1,728 publications in 6 languages and 60,771 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Allegories  Readers (Publications) 
Roles: Author, Translator, Producer, Other, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Composer, wst, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN511, 833.912
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The philosophy of literary form : studies in symbolic action by Kenneth Burke( Book )

93 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the nature of linguistic or symbolic action as it relates to specific novels, plays, and poems
On human nature : a gathering while everything flows, 1967-1984 by Kenneth Burke( )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Human Nature: A Gathering While Everything Flows brings together the late essays, autobiographical reflections, an interview, and a poem by the eminent literary theorist and cultural critic Kenneth Burke (1897-1993). Burke was an innovative and original thinker who worked at the intersection of sociology, psychology, literary theology, and semiotics. This book, a selection of fourteen representative pieces of his productive later years, addresses many important themes Burke tackled throughout his career such as logology (his attempt to find a universal language theory and methodology), technology, and ecology
A grammar of motives by Kenneth Burke( Book )

71 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About this book Mr. Burke contributes an introductory and summarizing remark, "What is involved, when we say what people are doing and why they are doing it?" An answer to that question is the subject of this book. The book is concerned with the basic forms of thought which, in accordance with the nature of the world as all men necessarily experience it, are exemplified in the attributing of motives. These forms of thought can be embodied profoundly or trivially, truthfully or falsely. They are equally present in systematically elaborated metaphysical structures, in legal judgments, in poetry and fiction, in political and scientific works, in news and in bits of gossip offered at random
A rhetoric of motives by Kenneth Burke( Book )

58 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Rhetoric of Motives expands the field to human ways of persuasion and identification. Persuasion, as Burke sees it, "ranges from the bluntest quest of advantage, as in sales promotion or propaganda, through courtship, social etiquette, education, and the sermon, to a 'pure' form that delights in the process of appeal for itself alone, without ulterior purpose. And identification ranges from the politician who, addressing an audience of farmers, says, 'I was a farm boy myself, ' through the mysteries of social status, to the mystic's devout identification with the sources of all being."
Language as symbolic action : essays on life, literature, and method by Kenneth Burke( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter-statement by Kenneth Burke( Book )

61 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of religion; studies in logology by Kenneth Burke( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann( Book )

20 editions published between 1924 and 1997 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Permanence & change, an anatomy of purpose by Kenneth Burke( Book )

53 editions published between 1935 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attitudes toward history by Kenneth Burke( Book )

44 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a better life, being a series of epistles or declamations by Kenneth Burke( Book )

33 editions published between 1932 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius and character by Emil Ludwig( Book )

17 editions published between 1907 and 1933 in English and German and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: on the writing of history.--Frederick, the Great.--Baron vom Stein.--Bismarck.-- Stanley.--Peters.--Rhodes.--Wilson.-- Rathenau.--Lenin.--Leonardo da Vinci.--Shakespeare.--Rembrandt's self-portrait.--Voltaire in eighteen tableaux.--Lord Byron and Lassalle.--Goethe and Schiller.--Dehmel.--Balzac.--Portrait of an officer [Karl Gangolph von Sendler]
Collected poems, 1915-1967 by Kenneth Burke( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1968 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete white oxen : collected short fiction by Kenneth Burke( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On symbols and society by Kenneth Burke( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af artikler om litteratur og samfund
Perspectives by incongruity ; Terms for order by Kenneth Burke( Book )

18 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New & selected essays by Howard Nemerov( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Burke on Shakespeare by Kenneth Burke( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume gathers and annotates all of the Shakespeare criticism, including previously unpublished lectures and notes, by the maverick American intellectual Kenneth Burke. Burke's interpretations of Shakespeare have influenced important lines of contemporary scholarship; playwrights and directors have been stirred by his dramaturgical investigations; and many readers outside academia have enjoyed his ingenious dissections of what makes a play function . Burke's intellectual project continually engaged with Shakespeare's works, and Burke's writings on Shakespeare, in turn, have had an immense impact on generations of readers. Carefully edited and annotated, with helpful cross-references, Burke's fascinating interpretations of Shakespeare remain challenging, provocative, and accessible. Read together, these pieces form an evolving argument about the nature of Shakespeare's artistry. Included are thirteen analyses of individual plays and poems, an introductory lecture explaining his approach to reading Shakespeare, and a comprehensive appendix of scores of Burke's other references to Shakespeare. The editor, Scott L. Newstok, also provides a historical introduction and an account of Burke's legacy. This edition fulfils Burke's own vision of collecting in one volume his Shakespeare criticism, portions of which had appeared in the many books he had published throughout his lengthy career. Here, Burke examines Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Venus and Adonis, Othello, Timon of Athens, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, King Lear, Troilus and Cressida, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, Falstaff, the Sonnets, and Shakespeare's imagery."--Publisher's website
Terms for order by Kenneth Burke( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Carlos Williams( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On human nature : a gathering while everything flows, 1967-1984
On human nature : a gathering while everything flows, 1967-1984A grammar of motivesA rhetoric of motivesLanguage as symbolic action : essays on life, literature, and methodCounter-statementThe rhetoric of religion; studies in logologyPermanence & change, an anatomy of purposeAttitudes toward history
Alternative Names
Burke, K.

Burke, Kenneth 1897-

Burke, Kenneth Duva 1897-1993

Kenneth Burke Amerikaans filosoof

Kenneth Burke filosofo e critico letterario statunitense

Kenneth Burke filósofo estadounidense

Kenneth Burke philosophe américain

Kenneth Burke US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literatur- und Kommunikationstheoretiker

Кенет Бърк

Кеннет Бёрк

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كينيث بيرك فيلسوف أمريكي

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