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The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present By Patricia Bizzell Bruce Herzberg,

  • Title: The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present
  • Author: Patricia Bizzell Bruce Herzberg
  • ISBN: 9780312148393
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Rhetorical Tradition the first comprehensive anthology of primary texts covering the history of rhetoric examines rhetorical theory from classical antiquity through the modern period Extensive editorial material makes it an essential text for the beginning student as well as the professional scholar.
    The Rhetorical Tradition Readings from Classical Times to the Present The Rhetorical Tradition the first comprehensive anthology of primary texts covering the history of rhetoric examines rhetorical theory from classical antiquity through the modern period Extensive edi

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    1. As anthologies go, this one isn t here to fuck around The binding is horrifyingly stubborn, the pages are Bible thin, and the text is tiny and in two columns Despite a maybe unavoidable Western bias, Bizzell and Herzburg cover an admirably comprehensive swath of the rhetorical field, with generous selections and useful synopses The editing of abridged sections could be smoother Cicero s Oratore in particular is almost impossible to follow due to sudden, unmarked leaps in the dialogue but hey, wh [...]

    2. It would be a lie to say that I read all of this text Probably a solid quarter or third at best I didn t and for good reason the primary texts are idiosyncratic, dry, bland, pedantic, poorly written explanations of what rhetoric is and or should be.Sure, the points made and the ideas behind what rhetoric is or isn t are fantastic, but I needed a secondary text to make meaning of any of the jargon that some of the others wrote So, I m either dumb can never be ruled out or these authors are were t [...]

    3. one paragraph can be unpacked and reflected upon for a long time Dense, primary sources with good explanations and supporting material All the timeless rhetoricians are here in one place.

    4. To read this cover to cover is intensive, but the rewards for those who manage to make it through the entire text is greatly rewarded From this collection, Bizzell and her coeditor, Herzberg, are able to provide a foundational understanding of the larger Western tradition of rhetoric and some of the various rhetorics that emerged within and in response to these traditions I recommend taking notes as one goes along, as it will make some of the authors, such as Bakhtin and Foucault easier to under [...]

    5. I read most of this book for my ENG 733 course Theories and History of Rhetoric This book provides a really great overview of the history of rhetoric and has helped me get a better understanding of the field s history However, it is a very Western progression that is, it follows a primarily Western view of rhetoric , and it focuses on some rhetoricians than others The Bible like pages both in format and in page feel made note taking or highlighting pretty much impossible, and the double columns [...]

    6. I did it I made it cover to cover for comps It was exhausting, but Bizzell s anthology is really the best overview of rhetorical history I ve run across She could have women authors and P.O.C represented, but her coverage and attention to the non canonical side of the tradition is admirable.

    7. if you enjoy reading paragraphs that take 45minutes to plod through then this is the book to get On the other hand it is a great source of original critical theory It s not too bad for a 2000 or less page tome.

    8. An excellent anthology if you re looking to become familiar with the study of rhetoric I ve returned to this book consistently over the past six years, either for research or to use as course content.

    9. sooo, rhetoric is about convincing other people, oftentimes in a public speaking forum It was an anthology, so I liked some authors better than others Anzaldua, Bakhtin, Sarah Grimke Not too bad for a textbook.

    10. I haven t read the whole book I m only half way through it for school and of that half I have only completely read a handful of the readings But I have seen enough to say that the selections are great and the introductions to each section and each reading are superbly done.

    11. I m reading this for school I only added it to my list to generate copious amounts of sympathy and the free liquor that often results.There are those of you on my friends list who will be very excited You both scare me.

    12. So, if you get past the fact that it is nearly impossible to understand and even harder to present, you can understand so much about a school s writing curriculum and how to improve your own writing as well.

    13. If you want to read all different styles of works of rhetoric from classical to scientificis book has them all.

    14. I ve only read most of the ancient, medieval, and renaissance sections, and I just loved them FANTASTIC intro material on the periods and the individual authors.

    15. I m reading this for school I like the bits by Plato the best _ although Rhetorica Ad Herrenium wasn t bad by any means

    16. Take some tylenol before you start this book, it will help with the headaches P.S Nietzsche takes the cake by far.

    17. This text offers a comprehensive view of rhetorical thought from the classical texts of the greeks up through the present day.

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