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The Craft of Research
Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to "The Craft of Research" for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively. Now, master teachersExpand
A Rhetoric of Irony
  • W. Booth
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • 1 September 1975
Perhaps no other critical label has been made to cover more ground than "irony," and in our time irony has come to have so many meanings that by itself it means almost nothing. In this work, Wayne C.Expand
The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction
In "The Company We Keep", Wayne C. Booth argues for the relocation of ethics to the center of our engagement with literature. But the questions he asks are not confined to morality. Returning ethicsExpand
The Rhetoric of Rhetoric: The Quest for Effective Communication
  • W. Booth
  • Political Science
  • 29 October 2004
Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I Rhetoric's Status: Up, Down, and -- Up?. 1 How Many "Rhetorics"?. 2 A Condensed History of Rhetorical Studies. 3 Judging Rhetoric. 4 Some Major Rescuers. Part II TheExpand
Modern dogma and the rhetoric of assent
When should I change my mind? What can I believe and what must I doubt? In this new "philosophy of good reasons" Wayne C. Booth exposes five dogmas of modernism that have too often inhibited effortsExpand
Metaphor as Rhetoric: The Problem of Evaluation
  • W. Booth
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
  • 1 October 1978
There were no conferences on metaphor, ever, in any culture, until our own century was already middle-aged. As late as 1927, John Middleton Murry, complaining about the superficiality of mostExpand
The Vocation of a Teacher: Rhetorical Occasions, 1967-1988
This critically acclaimed collection is both a passionate celebration of teaching as a vocation and an argument for rhetoric as the center of liberal education. While Booth provides an eloquentExpand