The five essays presented hereaRhetoric, Style, Language, Conversation, and Greek Literatureawere published together for the first time in The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey in 1889a1890. Frederick Burwick brings the essays together again in this volume, introducing them by tracing the sources and development of a belletristic theory of rhetoric, which he says ais one of the most original, and for a few critics, the most puzzling of the nineteenth century.a Burwick makes the edition complete with a comprehensive index and a selected bibliography.The essay itself, as De Quincey defines it, is a rhetorical act, based upon paradox and developed with polemic skill. ... his essays, aare suflicient for the purpose of informing the reader that I do not write without a thoughtful consideration of myanbsp;...
|Title||:||Selected Essays on Rhetoric|
|Author||:||Thomas De Quincey|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 2010-03-19|