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""Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition offers the best guide to rhetoric and composition at understood and practiced in the United States."-Literary Research Guide "It is helpful to have a source such as this that can help people understand and analyze the ways that a message is crafted and why its creator chose to cast it in a certain way."-Rettig on Reference "An invaluable resource for our discipline...impressively broad in scope. These articles provide useful information and enjoyable browsing for even the most expert eye. The "Encyclopedia is not only a fine reference, but is also the ultimate coffee-table book. In five years, we'll wonder how we ever did without it."-Rhetoric Society Quarterly "A pleasure."-College Composition and Communication "Rhetoricians, whatever their disciplinary affiliation, will welcome the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition as the most comprehensive, current reference in English in their field."-Journal of Communication

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Theresa Enos is founder and editor of Rhetoric Review and Professor of English at the University of Arizona, where she teaches writing and rhetoric. In addition to being the author of numerous publications on rhetorical theory and issues in writing, she is the editor of A Sourcebook for Basic Writing Teachers and Learning from the Histories of Rhetoric: Essays in Honor of Winifred Bryan Horner.


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Finally! A must have for students and teachers of Rhet/Comp 1 Aug. 1997
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As with any encyclopedia, some entries are better than others. For example, the Bacon entry is very limited in content (it doesn't even mention his Doctrine of the Idols) when compared to other entries (such as the very precise summary of Derrida and his theories). Suggested primary and secondary text citations are thorough. The index compliation is excellent and a great help for finding terms that are repeated throughout the history of rhetoric and developed or altered by various rhetors.

Thank you Theresa Enos!!! Grad students studying for comps, like me, will praise your name forever. This book is first on my list to purchase when I graduate and "find a real job."
Language lovers dream... 24 April 2015
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