Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature

Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature

by Michael Hawcroft
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198159846

ISBN-13: 9780198159841

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, whether spoken or written. In the first chapter of Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature, Michael Hawcroft sets out its principles comprehensively and lucidly, providing an easily-consulted outline of key terms and a wide range of illustrative examples. Subsequent chapters explore rhetoric at work in different genres, via…  See more details below

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Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, whether spoken or written. In the first chapter of Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature, Michael Hawcroft sets out its principles comprehensively and lucidly, providing an easily-consulted outline of key terms and a wide range of illustrative examples. Subsequent chapters explore rhetoric at work in different genres, via close reading of texts which range from the drama of Molière, Racine, and Beckett; Montaigne, Sévigné, and Gide on the self; the prose fiction of Laclos, Zola, and Sarraute; poetry by D'Aubigné, Baudelaire, and Césaire; and the oratory of de Gaulle and Yourcenar. Rhetorical analysis uncovers subtleties and complexities in texts which emerge as exciting dramas of communication. This is at once a handbook of rhetoric and a guide to its application to French texts from the sixteenth century to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159841
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Rhetorical theory: a practical guide
2. Oratory
3. Drama
4. Prose fiction
5. Poetry
6. The Self
Conclusion
Appendix: Outline of Chapter 1
Select bibliography
Index of rhetorical terms
Index of names and works

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