The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction Paperback – 1 Jul 1992
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"Booth is an expert rhetorician (the footnotes are little works of art). He varies his attack. He tells anecdotes, analyzes concepts, reads philosophical texts, describes the experience of certain novels, generalizes, makes lists, and syllogizes. Indeed, this collection embodies the ideal of vigorous, friendly discussion."--Thomas D'Evelyn, "Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago.
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Pullman says that all fiction teaches the world that we live by, indicating that he knows its power to persuade. Within postmodernism, the argument is often made that the reader should abuse the text, lest the text abuse them, again realising the power of word and story.
Yet, we still do not carefully consider the ethics, methods, and impact of narratives as methods of persuasion and argument, their ability to sneak another view point under the radar through the use of asthetics and emotions.
Let Booth persuade you and provoke you to thought...
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