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In defence of rhetoric

Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A spirited effort to restore the importance of rhetoric, this book examines its early development in the classical era, its triumph during the Renaissance, and its subsequent decline. While acknowledging rhetoric's general loss of prestige, the author asserts its value in modern times as an indispensable vehicle for style and thought in the work of Joyce, Orwell, Jarrell, and others, and concludes by surveying  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Vickers
ISBN: 0198117914 9780198117919
OCLC Number: 53825392
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best book on intellectual history, 1988, awarded by the Journal of the History of Ideas.
Description: xi, 508 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: An outline of classical rhetoric --
Plato's attack on rhetoric --
Territorial disputes : philosophy versus rhetoric --
Medieval fragmentation --
Renaissance reintegration --
The expressive function of rhetorical figures --
Rhetoric and the sister arts --
Rhetoric in the modern novel --
Epilogue : the future of rhetoric.
Responsibility: Brian Vickers.

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This text opens with an overview of the rhetorical system as it was developed in classical times. It surveys and analyzes material from Aristotle and Plato through the Renaissance to the modern novel  Read more...

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'This is a rich, stimulating, and absorbing book. The book is beautifully printed.'B.D.H. Miller, Brasenose College, Review of English Studies, Vol. 44, May 1993 'subtle both in style and in the Read more...

 
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