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The Resource Richards on rhetoric: I A Richards: selected essays, 1929-1974

Richards on rhetoric: I A Richards: selected essays, 1929-1974

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Richards on rhetoric: I A Richards: selected essays, 1929-1974
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Richards on rhetoric: I A Richards: selected essays, 1929-1974
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eng
Summary
Bringing together essays that span the career of I.A. Richards--as both literary critic and pedagogue--this collection provides a much-needed re-introduction to a thinker whose works have been largely neglected of late. Carefully chosen, edited, and annotated, the selections make accessible a wide array of Richards's ideas on language and learning, focusing on his discussion of literacy, his critique of positivist linguistics, his explorations of C.S. Peirce's semiotics, and his theory of translation, which led not only to his well-known analysis of the structure and foundation of metaphor but to one of the earliest and most cogent formulations of reader-response theory. Berthoff's editing eliminates the distracting elements of Richards's style--the digressions and obscure allusions that have often hindered readers, and have in part contributed to the neglect his work has met with in recent years--while identifying and illuminating the chief principles of his critical thought and practice. Organized in four parts--Practical Criticism, The Philosophy of Rhetoric, The Meaning of Meaning, and Design for Escape--the book offers a lucid introduction to Richards's writings, with valuable headnotes to each section and a unique index of "speculative instruments" that examines the principal ideas Richards thought with. Readers are certain to find this volume essential to an understanding of Richards's "practical criticism," and invaluable in sharpening and re-directing their own thoughts on current linguistic practice, literary criticism, and educational theory. -- Amazon.com
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1893-1979
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Richards, I. A.
Index
no index present
LC call number
P301
LC item number
.R49 1991
Literary form
non fiction
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Berthoff, Ann E
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  • Rhetoric
  • Semiotics
  • Criticism
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
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Richards on rhetoric: I A Richards: selected essays, 1929-1974
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Practical criticism -- Chapter 2: The philosophy of rhetoric -- Chapter 3: The meanings of meaning -- Chapter 4: Design for escape
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780195064261
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
Label
Richards on rhetoric: I A Richards: selected essays, 1929-1974
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Practical criticism -- Chapter 2: The philosophy of rhetoric -- Chapter 3: The meanings of meaning -- Chapter 4: Design for escape
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780195064261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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