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The Essential Wayne Booth [Hardcover]

Wayne C Booth

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8 Aug 2006
Wayne Booth wrote some of the most influential and engaging criticism of our time, most notably the 1961 classic "The Rhetoric of Fiction", a book that transformed literary criticism and became the standard reference point for advanced discussions of how fiction works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers re-create texts. While Booth's work was formative to the study of literature, his essential writings have never been collected in a single volume - until now. Selected by Walter Jost in collaboration with Booth himself, the texts anthologized here present a picture of this indispensable critic's contributions to literary and rhetorical studies. The selections range from memorable readings of Macbeth, Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Henry James to engagements with Booth's intellectual heroes, such as Richard McKeon and Mikhail Bakhtin. But rhetoric, Booth's abiding concern as a critic and thinker, provides the organizing principle of the anthology. "The Essential Wayne Booth" illuminates the scope of Booth's rhetorical inquiry: the entire range of resources that human beings share for producing effects on one another. Whether about metaphors for our friendship with books or the two cultures of science and religion, the texts collected here always return to the techniques and ethics of our ways of communicating with each other - that is, to rhetoric. "The Essential Wayne Booth" is a capstone to Booth's long career and an eloquent reminder of the ways in which criticism can make us alive to the arts of writing, talking, and listening.

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"Wayne C. Booth [was] one of the preeminent literary critics of the second half of the twentieth century, whose life-long study of the art of rhetoric illuminated the means by which authors seduce, cajole, and more than occasionally lie to their readers in the service of narrative.... To Professor Booth, literature was not so much words on paper as it was a complex ethical act. He saw the novel as a kind of compact between author and reader: intimate and rewarding, but rarely easy. At the crux of this compact lay rhetoric, the art of verbal persuasion." - Margalit Fox, New York Times"

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Wayne C. Booth (1921 - 2005) was the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction, A Rhetoric of Irony, The Power and Limits of Pluralism, The Vocation of a Teacher, and For the Love of It, all published by the University of Chicago Press. Walter Jost is professor of English at the University of Virginia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars If you loved The Rhetoric of Fiction 17 April 2014
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This is the natural follow-on, a wonderful collection of essays written in the many years after his influential book came out. If you're new to Booth, you're in for a treat. A wonderful writer and cogent thinker, he covers a lot of ground in academia, literary theory, rhetoric, and criticism.

A highlight for me is "The Idea of the University," taken from a talk he gave exploring the limitations of understanding we encounter between disciplines.
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