Rhetoric and Irony

Rhetoric and Irony : Western Literacy and Western Lies

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Rhetoric and Irony is a synthesis of the existing arguments about the perception of dialogue, writing, and language in the ancient world and specifically in the work of four key figures: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Augustine.show more

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  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 149.6 x 217.9 x 30.2mm | 612.11g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195063627
  • 9780195063622

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'The classical debate about language has been re-argued so often that it would now be useful to have a summary of where we stand, what ideas from the ancients persist, and why they make such an attractive screen on which to project modern controversy. Professor Swearingen does just this... Her knowledge of the field makes her as good a commentator as (Eric Havelock, Wayne Booth and Walter Ong) are theoreticians.' Robert Pattison, author of On Literacy, (OUP,1982).show more

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