Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 April 2019

144 Pages


ISBN: 9780199672790

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How Words Make Things Happen

David Bromwich

  • A leading literary critic and political commentator explores how words can turn into action
  • Offers an enhanced understanding of the effects of language, both intended and inadvertent
  • Gives interpretations of persuasive and imaginative writing across the genres of philosophy, political oratory, drama, prose fiction, and lyric poetry
  • Delves into the words of various speakers and writers including J.L. Austin, Aristotle, Cicero, William Shakespeare, John Milton, Henry James, Edmund Burke, Abraham Lincoln, Walter Bagehot, W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden, George Orwell, Salman Rushdie, John Stuart Mill, and Mario Savio

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