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  • Paperback: 342 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (July 15 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226080781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226080789
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #641,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Kenneth Burke was a self-taught thinker who attempted to integrate scientific and philosophical concepts with his analysis of semantics and literature. Between 1927 and 1929, Burke worked for the "Dial "as a music critic. After a brief stint with "The Nation "(1934-36), he turned to literary criticism and taught at Bennington College from 1943 to 1961. His many works have all been published by the University of California Press.

Joseph R. Gusfield was professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, San Diego. His books include Contested Meanings: The Construction of Alcohol Problems and Mass Society and Extremist Politics.

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HASH(0xa5139c24) out of 5 stars Must have IQ over 150 to fully grasp! April 8 2015
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Fascinating theories, but really really wordy, which sometimes obfuscates the intended meaning of whatever chapter's POINT. I sometimes have to read most of the chapter before I begin to understand what text is actually explaining a new point & which text is very interesting, but superfluous to the concept he's explaining. This guy was a genius, & his mind must have moved so fast, it's a miracle it ever got into book form without a computer!