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Burke, Kenneth 1897-1993

Works: 575 works in 1,648 publications in 5 languages and 60,808 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Allegories  Novellas 
Roles: Author, Translator, Producer, Author of introduction, Other, wst, Creator, Instrumentalist, Composer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN511, 833.912
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The philosophy of literary form : studies in symbolic action by Kenneth Burke( Book )
102 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,340 libraries worldwide
Probes the nature of linguistic or symbolic action as it relates to specific novels, plays, and poems
A grammar of motives by Kenneth Burke( Book )
66 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,754 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 )
57 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,709 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 )
50 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
Permanence & change, an anatomy of purpose by Kenneth Burke( Book )
58 editions published between 1935 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
Counter-statement by Kenneth Burke( Book )
61 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,465 libraries worldwide
The rhetoric of religion; studies in logology by Kenneth Burke( Book )
28 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann( Book )
21 editions published between 1924 and 1997 in English and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
A story about a writer of world renown and his slow spiral to a degrading sensuality and eventual death
Attitudes toward history by Kenneth Burke( Book )
41 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Towards a better life, being a series of epistles or declamations by Kenneth Burke( Book )
30 editions published between 1932 and 1982 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Genius and character by Emil Ludwig( Book )
18 editions published between 1907 and 1933 in English and German and held by 847 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 799 libraries worldwide
The complete white oxen : collected short fiction by Kenneth Burke( Book )
9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
On symbols and society by Kenneth Burke( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Samling af artikler om litteratur og samfund
Perspectives by incongruity ; Terms for order by Kenneth Burke( Book )
20 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 libraries worldwide
New & selected essays by Howard Nemerov( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Terms for order by Kenneth Burke( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
William Carlos Williams ( Book )
9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
On human nature : a gathering while everything flows, 1967-1984 by Kenneth Burke( Book )
14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
The essays also elaborate Burke's notions about creativity and its relation to stress, language and its literary uses, and the relation of mind and body."--Jacket
Kenneth Burke on Shakespeare by Kenneth Burke( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 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
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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
Քեննեթ Բերք
كينيث بيرك فيلسوف أمريكي
کنت برک
バーク, ケネス
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Japanese (5)
Portuguese (4)
German (2)
Italian (1)
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