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The Rhetoric of RHETORIC: The Quest for Effective Communication
     

The Rhetoric of RHETORIC: The Quest for Effective Communication

by Wayne C. Booth
 

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In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely.

  • Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961).

  • Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the

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In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely.


  • Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961).

  • Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media.

  • Investigates the possibility of reducing harmful conflict by practising a rhetoric that depends on deep listening by both sides.

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"In The Rhetoric of RHETORIC Wayne C. Booth passionately and persuasively demonstrates the centrality of rhetoric to human inquiry and human interaction. Taking Booth’s manifesto seriously — responding to it in the spirit of what he calls ‘listening rhetoric’ — can improve the quality of our thought, our interactions, and, thus, our lives." James Phelan, Ohio State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470765821
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/09/2009
Series:
Blackwell Manifestos Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
571 KB

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Meet the Author

Wayne C. Booth is Distinguished Service Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Chicago. His previous publications include The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961), A Rhetoric of Irony (1974), Critical Understanding (1979), The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction (1988), The Craft of Research (with Williams and Colomb, 1994), and For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals (1999). Like most of his publications, his teaching has concentrated on diverse ways of improving human communication.

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