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- University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95
The history of drama is typically viewed as a series of inert "styles." Tracing British and American stage drama from the 1880s onward, W. B. Worthen instead sees drama as the interplay of text, stage production, and audience. How are audiences manipulated? What makes drama meaningful? Worthen identifies three rhetorical strategies that distinguish... more...
- Lexington Books 2005; US$ 36.99
Governing Codes examines the political identity of four contemporary U.S. political figures_Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole_illustrating how metaphor plays a central role in the construction of public identity in U.S. politics. Anderson and Sheeler analyze how familiar narratives... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00
Current Trends in Narratology offers an overview of cutting-edge approaches to theories of storytelling. It describes the move to cognition, the new emphasis on non-prose and multimedia narratives, and introduces a third field of research ? comparative narratology. This research addresses how local institutions and national approaches... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95
Documentary photography aims to capture the material reality of life. In Rhetorical Exposures , Christopher Carter demonstrates how the creation and display of documentary photographs?often now called ?imagetexts??both invite analysis and raise persistent questions about the political and social causes for the bleak scenes of poverty and distress... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 14.95
? Sin and Sintax is one of the rare books that recognizes?and even celebrates?the fact that good writing has little to do with ?rules? and much to do with a true understanding of effective prose. Connie Hale provides us an invaluable service by showing us what works and what doesn?t in the real world, regardless of what the pedants say.? ?Jesse Sheidlower,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart. Describing something by relating it to another thing is the essence of metaphorical thought. It is one of the oldest activities of humankind?and one of... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
Strategies from a noted educational consultant on how to ease the pressure, ace the essay, and gain admission into your top-choice school Getting into college has become fiercely competitive, which makes the personal-essay part of the application process even more important?and stressful. But stop worrying! In Write Your College Essay in Less Than... more...