In Defence of Rhetoric

In Defence of Rhetoric

by Brian Vickers
     
 

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,

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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 rhetoric's fragmentation and misapplication in the current critical theories of such thinkers as Jakobson and de Man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198117919
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,432,125
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

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