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Farnsworth''s Classical English Rhetoric

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Zusatztext Praise for Farnsworth's Classical English Style (Godine! 2020): "For writers aspiring to master the craft! Farnsworth shows how it's done. For lovers of language! he provides waves of sheer pleasure."-Steven Pinker "An eloquent study of the very mechanisms of eloquence."-Henry Hitchings "A great and edifying pleasure."-Mark Helprin Praise for Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric (Godine! 2016): "The most immediate pleasure of this book is that it heightens one's appreciation of the craft of great writers and speakers. Mr. Farnsworth includes numerous examples from Shakespeare and Dickens! Thoreau and Emerson! Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. He also seems keen to rehabilitate writers and speakers whose rhetorical artistry is undervalued; besides his liking for Chesterton! he shows deep admiration for the Irish statesman Henry Grattan (1746-1820)! whose studied repetition of a word ("No lawyer can say so; because no lawyer could say so without forfeiting his character as a lawyer") is an instance! we are told! of conduplicatio . But more than anything Mr. Farnsworth wants to restore the reputation of rhetorical artistry per se! and the result is a handsome work of reference." -Henry Hitchings! Wall Street Journal Praise for The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual (Godine! 2018): "As befits a good Stoic! Farnsworth's expository prose exhibits both clarity and an unflappable calm? Throughout The Practicing Stoic ! Farnsworth beautifully integrates his own observations with scores of quotations from Epictetus! Seneca! Marcus Aurelius! Montaigne and others. As a result! this isn't just a book to read-it's a book to return to! a book that will provide perspective and consolation at times of heartbreak or calamity." - Michael Dirda! The Washington Post "It is reported that upon Seneca's tomb are written the words! Who's Minding the Stoa? He would be pleased to know the answer is Ward Farnsworth. "-David Mamet "This is a book any thoughtful person will be glad to have along as a companion for an extended weekend or! indeed! for that protracted journey we call life."- The New Criterion "This sturdy and engaging introductory text consists mostly of excerpts from the ancient Greek and Roman Stoic philosophers! especially Seneca (4 BCE-65)! Epictetus (c. 55-135) through his student Arrian! and Marcus Aurelius (121-80) as well as that trio's philosophical confreres! from the earlier Hellenic Stoics and Cicero to such contemporaries as Plutarch to moderns! including Montaigne! Adam Smith! and Schopenhauer? A philosophy to live by! Stoicism may remind many of Buddhism and Quakerism! for it asks of practitioners something very similar to what those disciplines call mindfulness." - Booklist Informationen zum Autor Ward Farnsworth is Professor and W. Page Keeton Chair at the University of Texas School of Law. He is author of The Practicing Stoic as well as the Farnsworth Classical English series which includes Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric , Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor , and Farnsworth's Classical English Style —all published by Godine. Klappentext ¿I must refrain from shouting what a brilliant work this is (præteritio) . Farnsworth has written the book as he ought to have written it ¿ and as only he could have written it (symploce) . Buy it and read it ¿ buy it and read it (epimone) .¿¿Bryan A. Garner, Garner's Modern English Usage Everyone speaks and writes in patterns. Farnsworth is your guide to patterns known as rhetorical figures that can make your words more emphatic, memorable, and effective. This book details the timeless principles of rhetoric from Ancient ...

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