ISBN-10:
0520219198
ISBN-13:
9780520219199
Pub. Date:
08/06/2003
Publisher:
University of California Press
On Human Nature: A Gathering While Everything Flows, 1967-1984 / Edition 1

On Human Nature: A Gathering While Everything Flows, 1967-1984 / Edition 1

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On Human Nature: A Gathering While Everything Flows brings together the late essays, autobiographical reflections, an interview, and a poem by the eminent literary theorist and cultural critic Kenneth Burke (1897-1993). Burke, author of Language as Symbolic Action, A Grammar of Motives, and Rhetoric of Motives, among other works, was an innovative and original thinker who worked at the intersection of sociology, psychology, literary theory, and semiotics. This book, a selection of fourteen representative pieces of his productive later years, addresses many important themes Burke tackled throughout his career such as logology (his attempt to find a universal language theory and methodology), technology, and ecology. The essays also elaborate Burke's notions about creativity and its relation to stress, language and its literary uses, the relation of mind and body, and more. Provocative, idiosyncratic, and erudite, On Human Nature makes a significant statement about cultural linguistics and is an important rounding-out of the Burkean corpus.

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ISBN-13: 9780520219199
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/06/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 403
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)

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