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Description - The Rhetoric of Rhetoric by Wayne C. Booth

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405112376
ISBN-10: 1405112379
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wayne C. Booth

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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