Kenneth Burke

Burke, Kenneth Duva

Kenneth Duva Burke, 1897–1993, American critic, b. Pittsburgh, Pa. He was music critic for The Dial (1927–29) and The Nation (1934–36). A profound thinker whose writings have influenced other critics, Burke saw literature as "symbolic action" —man must view everything through a haze of symbols (language). Among his works are Counter-Statement (1931); Attitudes Towards History (1937); A Grammar of Motives (1945); Collected Poems (1968); and The Complete White Oxen (1968), a collection of short fiction.

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Kenneth Burke: Selected full-text books and articles

Unending Conversations: New Writings by and about Kenneth Burke By Greig Henderson; David Cratis Williams Southern Illinois University Press, 2001
A Grammar of Motives By Kenneth Burke Prentice-Hall, 1945
Counter-Statement By Kenneth Burke Hermes Publications, 1953 (2nd edition)
Kenneth Burke's Continued Relevance: Arguments toward a Better Life By Crable, Bryan Argumentation and Advocacy, Vol. 40, No. 2, Fall 2003
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Intentions: Negotiated, Contested, and Ignored By Arabella Lyon Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Kenneth Burke on Form, Motive, and Purpose"
Communication and Social Order By Hugh Dalziel Duncan Bedminster Press, 1962
Librarian’s tip: Part Four "Burke's Sociology of Language"
Language and Literature in Society: A Sociological Essay on Theory and Method in the Interpretation of Linguistic Symbols By Hugh Dalziel Duncan University of Chicago Press, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Chap. VI "Literature as Equipment for Action: Burke's Dramatistic Conception"
Kenneth Burke's Dramatism and Popular Arts By C. Ronald Kimberling Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1982
Edifying Arguments and Perspective by Incongruity: The Perplexing Argumentation Method of Kenneth Burke By Levasseur, David G Argumentation and Advocacy, Vol. 29, No. 4, Spring 1993
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Hegemony and Globalism: Kenneth Burke and Paradoxes of Representation By Ingram, Jason Communication Studies, Vol. 53, No. 1, Spring 2002
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The Comic Frame as a Corrective to Bureaucratization: A Dramatistic Perspective on Argumentation By Madsen, Arnie J Argumentation and Advocacy, Vol. 29, No. 4, Spring 1993
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Twentieth-Century Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources By Michael G. Moran; Michelle Ballif Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Kenneth Duva Burke (1897-1993)" begins on p. 75
Kenneth Burke's "Attitude" at the Crossroads of Rhetorical and Cultural Studies: A Proposal and Case Study Illustration By Mahan-Hays, Sarah E.; Aden, Roger C Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 67, No. 1, Winter 2003
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