Rhetorical Investigations

Rhetorical Investigations

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By elaborating an qordinary language criticismq stabilized in grammatical and rhetorical possibilities of language rather than in empirical actualities, Jost shows how literary critics at all levels, from the undergraduate to the sophisticated theorist, qposeq as they read, trying out qperformancesq of the words as claims to self-knowledge as well as cultural critique.q qIn the second half of the book, Jost examines the qlow modernistq poetry of Robert Frost, finding in Frost's work a qscene of instructionq through which underappreciated resources for criticism can be recovered in the traditions of rhetoric, hermeneutics, pragmatism, and ordinary language philosophy.q--Jacket.Cavell works toward blurring the oppositions between grammar and rhetoric in his essay aquot;Must We Mean What We Say? ... (Themes 41-44); and IQO 23: aquot;Our philosophical habits will prompt us to interpret the surface of writing as its manner , anbsp;...

Title:Rhetorical Investigations
Author: Walter Jost
Publisher:University of Virginia Press - 2004

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