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Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature : Volume 16 - Craig Kallendorf

Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature

Volume 16

By: Craig Kallendorf (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th February 1999
ISBN: 9781880393260
Number Of Pages: 267

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This selection of essays is arranged chronologically and designed to illustrate the close connections between the study of rhetoric and the study of literature. The two areas have been closely connected on the theoretical level ever since antiquity, and many great works of literature were written by men and women who were well versed in rhetoric. It is therefore well worth investigating exactly what these writers knew about rhetoric and how the practice of literary criticism has been enriched through rhetorical knowledge. The essays reprinted here have been arranged chronologically, with two essays selected for each of six major periods: antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance (including Shakespeare), the 17th century, the 18th century, and the 19th and 20th centuries. Some are more theoretically oriented, whereas others become exercises in practical criticism. Some cover well-trod ground, whereas others turn to parts of the rhetorical tradition that are often overlooked. Scholars in the field should benefit from having this material collected together and reprinted in one volume, but the essays included here will also be useful to graduate students and advanced undergraduates for course work and general reading. Students of rhetoric seeking to understand how the principles of their field extend into other forms of communication should find this volume of interest, as will students of literature seeking to refine their understanding of the various modes of literary criticism.

Introduction
Antiquity
Rhetoric in Ancient Criticism of Poeticp. 3
Figures of Thought in Roman Poetry: Theoretical Considerationsp. 19
Middle Ages
Poetry and Rhetoricp. 41
Dramatic Rhetoric and Rhetorical Drama: Orators and Actorsp. 63
Renaissance (Including Shakespeare)
Rhetoric, Poetics, and the Theory of Praisep. 79
King Lear and the Figures of Speechp. 101
Seventeenth Century
Attic Prose: Lipsius, Montaigne, Baconp. 119
The Disintegration of Humanist Rhetoricp. 147
Eighteenth Century
Swift's Rhetoric in "A Modest Proposal"p. 167
Henry Fielding, the Novel, and Classical Legal Rhetoricp. 189
Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Rhetoric and the Modern Novelp. 211
The Range of Rhetoricp. 225
Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9781880393260
ISBN-10: 1880393263
Series: Landmark Essays
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 12th February 1999
Publisher: LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOC INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1