Selected Essays on Rhetoric

Selected Essays on Rhetoric

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The five essays presented herea€”Rhetoric, Style, Language, Conversation, and Greek Literaturea€”were published together for the first time in The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey in 1889a€“1890. 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 a€œis 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, a€œare 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


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