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Selected Essays on Rhetoric

De Quincey, Thomas

Published by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, 1967
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xlviii, 352 pp, foreword by David Potter, Introduction by Frederick Burwick, Rhetoric; Stule; Language; Conversation; A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in Its Foremost Pretensions; selected bibliography, index. Landmark in Rhetoric and Public Address series facsimile reprint, 1967. "These five important essays were published together for the first time in The Collected writings of Thomas De Quincey, edited by David Masson in 1889-1890. Frederick Burwick brings the essays together again in this volume, introducing them by tracing the sources and development of the belletristic theory of rhetoric, which he says 'is one of the most original, and for a few critics, the most puzzling of the nineteenth century.' Burwick holds that rhetoric to De Quincey was not the art of style or literary expression nor even of the art of style or literary expression nor even of what is called eloquent style, but the art of one particular kind of literary practice; it was the art of conscious playing with a subject intellectually and inventively, and of never leaving it till it has been brocaded with the utmost possible amount of subsidiary thought, humor, fancy, ornamentation, and anecdote." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Lightly age-toned spine and front panel dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red Cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000461

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Title: Selected Essays on Rhetoric

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Facsimile Edition.

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