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Kenneth Burke

Critic (5-May-1897 — 19-Nov-1993)


Barbara A. Biesecker. Addressing Postmodernity: Kenneth Burke, Rhetoric, and a Theory of Social Change. University of Alabama Press. 1997. 123pp.

Bernard L. Brock (editor). Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century. SUNY Press. 1998. 292pp.

Bernard L. Brock. Kenneth Burke and Contemporary European Thought: Rhetoric in Transition. University of Alabama Press. 1995. 279pp.

Barry Brummett (editor). Landmark Essays on Kenneth Burke. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 1996. 304pp.

Stephen Bygrave. Kenneth Burke: Rhetoric and Ideology. Routledge. 1993. 123pp.

C. Allen Carter. Kenneth Burke and the Scapegoat Process. University of Oklahoma Press. 1997. 192pp.

Gregory Clark. Rhetorical Landscapes in America: Variations on a Theme from Kenneth Burke. University of South Carolina Press. 2004. 181pp.

Laurence Coupe. Kenneth Burke on Myth: An Introduction. Routledge. 2005. 206pp.

Timothy W. Crusius. Kenneth Burke and the Conversation After Philosophy. Southern Illinois University Press. 1999. 251pp.

James H. East (editor). The Humane Particulars: The Collected Letters of William Carlos Williams and Kenneth Burke. University of South Carolina Press. 2003. 288pp.

Ann George; Jack Selzer. Kenneth Burke in the 1930s. University of South Carolina Press. 2007. 320pp.

Robert Lawrence Heath. Realism and Relativism: A Perspective on Kenneth Burke. Mercer University Press. 1986. 270pp.

Greig E. Henderson. Kenneth Burke: Literature and Language as Symbolic Action. University of Georgia Press. 1988. 216pp.

Greig E. Henderson; David Cratis Williams (editors). Unending Conversations: New Writings by and about Kenneth Burke. Southern Illinois University Press. 2001. 233pp.

Laura Virginia Holland. Counterpoint: Kenneth Burke and Aristotle's Theories of Rhetoric. Philosophical Library. 1959. 128pp.

Paul Jay (editor). The Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Burke and Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1981. Viking. 1988. 448pp.

C. Ronald Kimberling. Kenneth Burke's Dramatism and Popular Arts. Bowling Green State University Popular Press. 1982. 108pp.

George Knox. Critical Moments: Kenneth Burke's Categories and Critiques. Seattle, WA: University of Washington. 1957. 131pp.

Camille Kaminski Lewis. Romancing the Difference: Kenneth Burke, Bob Jones University, and the Rhetoric of Religious Fundamentalism. Baylor University Press. 2007. 161pp.

Jeffrey W. Murray. Kenneth Burke: A Dialogue of Motives. University Press of America. 2002. 187pp.

William H. Rueckert (editor). Letters from Kenneth Burke to William H. Rueckert, 1959-1987. Parlor Press. 2002. 344pp.

William Howe Rueckert (editor). Critical Responses to Kenneth Burke, 1924-1966. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 1969.

William Howe Rueckert. Encounters with Kenneth Burke. University of Illinois Press. 1994. 248pp.

William Howe Rueckert. Kenneth Burke and the Drama of Human Relations. University of Minnesota Press. 1963. 252pp.

Jack Selzer. Kenneth Burke in Greenwich Village: Conversing with the Moderns, 1915-1931. University of Wisconsin Press. 1996. 284pp.

Samuel B. Southwell. Kenneth Burke & Martin Heidegger: With a Note Against Deconstructionism. University Press of Florida. 1987. 156pp.

Robert Wess. Kenneth Burke: Rhetoric, Subjectivity, Postmodernism. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 262pp.

Hayden V. White; Margaret Brose (editors). Representing Kenneth Burke: Selected Papers from the English Institute. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1982. 175pp.

Ross Wolin. The Rhetorical Imagination of Kenneth Burke. University of South Carolina Press. 2001. 256pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Contemporary Novelists (pp.206-08)

  5. Twentieth Century Authors (p.220)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.110)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.152)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.102)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.108)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.273)

  11. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.63)

  12. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.114)

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