Analyzing Prose Second Edition

ISBN-10: 0826461905

ISBN-13: 9780826461902

Edition: 2nd 2002

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 6/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Born on April 26, 1936, Richard Lanham was educated at Yale, receiving a B.A. in 1956, an M.A. in 1960, and a Ph.D. in 1963. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, Lanham worked briefly for the Smithsonian Institution and then took a position teaching English at Dartmouth College. In 1965, he moved to the University of California at Los Angeles, eventually becoming the executive director of writing programs. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities senior fellow in 1973-74. Lanham is the author of numerous books on writing, including Style: An Anti-textbook, The Motives of Eloquence: Literary Rhetoric in the Renaissance, Revising Prose, Revising Business Prose, Analyzing Prose, and Literacy and the Survival of Humanism. He has also contributed articles to English Literary Renaissance, Modern Language Quarterly, English Studies, and other journals. Richard Lanham married Carol Dana in 1957.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Noun and Verb Styles
Parataxis and Hypotaxis
The Periodic Style and the Running Style
Styles Seen
Voiced and Unvoiced Styles
Tacit Persuasion Patterns
Two Lemon Squeezers
High, Middle, and Low Styles
Opaque Styles and Transparent Styles
Value Judgments
Epilogue What's Next for Text?
A Brief Glossary of Rhetorical Terms
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