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Kenneth Burke

AKA Kenneth Duva Burke

Born: 5-May-1897
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 19-Nov-1993
Location of death: Andover, NJ
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Language as Symbolic Action

Wife: Lillian Batterham (m. 1919, div. 1933, three daughters)
Wife: Elizabeth Batterham (sister of 1st wife Lillian, m. 1933, two sons)

    High School: Peabody High School, Pittsburgh, PA
    University: Ohio State University (one semester)
    University: Columbia University (dropped out)

Author of books:
The White Oxen (1924, short stories)
Counter-Statement (1931)
Permanence and Change (1935)
Attitudes Toward History (1937, 2 vols.)
The Philosophy of Literary Form (1941)
A Grammar of Motives (1945)
A Rhetoric of Motives (1950)
Book of Moments (1955, poetry)
Language as Symbolic Action (1966)
Collected Poems (1968, poetry)
Dramatism and Development (1972)
On Symbols and Society (1989)



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