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Late Poems, 1968-1993: Attitudinizing Verse-wise, While Fending For One's Selph, And In A Style Somewhat Artificially Colloquial (Studies in Rhetoric/Communication) Hardcover – November 30, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1570035890 ISBN-10: 157003589X

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"No one in history, I'll wager, wrote more words than Kenneth Burke. Some of them, fortunately, were the remarkable poems of his later life—playful, funny words, aphoristic and surprising; death-defying and moving words; intellectually stimulating and occasionally confounding words. Unpretentious, personal, and delightfully idiosyncratic, Late Poems is in some ways like Burke's novel Towards a Better Life: the ironic, poignant lament of a social reformer, the verbal virtuosity of an original "language poet," a revealing window to the man and his work."—Jack Selzer, author of Kenneth Burke in Greenwich Village: Conversing With the Moderns 1915–1931 "Above everything else, Kenneth Burke loved words and he especially loved to tinker with them. He had a very playful mind and was much given to ironic perceptions of the foibles and absurdities of the human condition. In his later years he wrote a great many poems, including verbal concoctions he called Flowerishes, which express this comic side of the many-sided Burke. They remind us that it is a grave mistake to take ourselves too seriously, for too much of the time. They make good, often very entertaining reading."—William H. Rueckert, author of Kenneth Burke and the Drama of Human Relations and Encounters with Kenneth Burke

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(Deceased.) Writer of poetry, short stories, and a novel in addition to more than a dozen books of critical theory. His work as a theorist of rhetoric and culture profoundly influenced generations of poets, literary theorists, novelists, linguists, and rhetoricians. Whitaker: (New York, NY) Daughter-in-law of Kenneth Burke. Teaches literature and writing at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York. Blakesley: (West Lafayette, IN) Associate Professor of English, Purdue University Author of The Elements of Dramatism and the editor of The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film. Author of Taking Burke On(line): The Kenneth Burke Bibliography and Archival Project.

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