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The philosophy of literary form : studies in symbolic action

Author: Kenneth Burke
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1974], ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3d edView all editions and formats
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Probes the nature of linguistic or symbolic action as it relates to specific novels, plays, and poems.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Burke
ISBN: 0520024834 9780520024830
OCLC Number: 1091512
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxvi, 463 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The philosophy of literary form --
II. Longer articles: Semantic and poetic meaning --
The virtues and limitations of debunking --
The rhetoric of Hitler's "Battle" --
The calling of the tune --
War, response, and contradiction --
Freud -and the analysis of poetry --
III. Shorter articles: Literature as equipment for living --
Twelve propositions --
The nature of art under capitalism --
Reading while you run --
Antony in behalf of the play --
Trial translation --
Caldwell: maker of grotesques --
The Negro's pattern of life --
On musicality in verse --
IV. Appendix --
George Herbert Mead --
Intelligence as a good --
Liberalism's family tree --
Monads -on the make --
Quantity and quality --
Semantics in demotic --
Corrosive without corrective --
The constants of social relativity --
The second study of Middletown --
A recipe for worship --
Hypergelasticism exposed --
Mainsprings of character --
Exceptional improvisation --
Exceptional book --
Permanence and change --
By ice, fire, or decay? --
Fearing's new poems --
Growth among the ruins --
Letters to the editor: On psychology ; On dialectic --
Dialectician's hymn --
Indexes --
Index of proper names --
Index of topics.
Responsibility: Kenneth Burke.

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Words are aspects of a much wider communicative context, most of which is not verbal at all. Yet words also have a nature peculiarly their own. And when discussing them as modes of action, we must  Read more...

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