5 edition of Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Hugh Blair ; with a memoir of the author"s life ; to which are added copious questions and an analysis of each lecture, by Abraham Mills.|
|Genre||Early works to 1800.|
|Contributions||Mills, Abraham, 1796-1867.|
|LC Classifications||PE1402 .B6 1853|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||560 (i.e. 640) p. ;|
|Number of Pages||640|
|LC Control Number||31028960|
From reading the most admired productions of genius, whether in poetry or prose, almost every one rises with some good impressions left on his mind; and though these may not always be durable, they are at least to be ranked among the means of dis posing the heart to virtue. Readers will appreciate their introduction, which goes beyond the text itself to include the relevant aspects of Blair's life and times as well as a discussion of Blair's limits. Sermons focuses on questions of moralityrather than theology, and it emphasises patriotism, action in the public sphere, and moral virtue promoted by polite secular culture. Compare all 4 sellers About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information.
The species of communication discussed include descriptive and narrative or historical composition, poetry, demonstrative oratory, panegyric, didactic or scientific language, deliberative oratory, and judicial or forensic oratory. There are thirty lectures in the collection, all on rhetoric and the different kinds or characteristics of style. This edition contains forty-seven lectures and remains faithful to the text of the London edition. This allows to link your profile to this item.
Blair argues that invention is the result of knowledge and cannot be aided by devices of invention as outlined by classic theorists. More services and features. Students and professionals seeking a lucid introduction to the complexities of GB syntax will have the experience of participating in an actual course taught by a major practitioner. All that relates to beauty, harmony, gran deur, and elegance; all that can sooth the mind, gratify the fancy, or move the affecti ons, belongs to their province.
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Michael Halloran. Ferreira-Buckley and Halloran's extensive treatment revives the tradition of belletristic rhetoric, improving the understanding of Blair's place in the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century discourse, while finding him relevant in the twenty-first.
The intention of Lectures is to provide youth with Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres book simple, organised guide on the value of rhetoric and belles lettres in the quest for upward mobility and social success. Blair, having long taken interest in the Celtic poetry of the Scottish Highlandswrote a laudatory account of the poems of Ossian, the authenticity of which he maintained.
See general information about how to correct material in RePEc. Through a person's reasoning abilities, Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres book person can determine what produces genuine pleasure and what produces something inauthentic.
Throughout the 48 lectures, he stresses the importance of a thorough knowledge of one's subject. It will not easily bear what is slo venly and incorrect. Although the extent of its influence cannot be measured fully, Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres was undoubtedly a primary vehicle for introducing many eighteenth- and nineteenth-century scholars to classical rhetoric and French belletristic rhetoric-its success due in part to the ease with which the lectures combine neoclassical and Enlightenment thought, accommodating emerging social concerns.
The public ear is become refined. At times, however, our distance from these examples and from Blair's moral commonplaces is acute when the Lectures are read from the perspective of a twenty-first century teacher of rhetoric. Whether the influence of the speaker, or the entertainment of the hearer, be con sulted; whether utility or pleasure be the principal aim in view, we are prompted, by the strongest motives, to study how we may communicate our thoughts Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres book one another with most advantage.
Blair argues that invention is the result of knowledge and cannot be aided by devices of invention as outlined by classic theorists. One of Blair's more radical ideas is the rejection of Aristotelian figures of speech such as tropes.
I by no means pretend to say that mere rhetorical rules, how just soever, are sufficient to form an orator. This unabridged edition is faithful to the 47 lectures of the London edition and is best viewed as an update of the edition from Southern Illinois University Press edited by Harold F.
Literary study, beginning with research on the classics, became a systematic academic discipline only in the 18th and 19th centuries.
THERE are indeed few good dispositions of any kind with which the improvement of taste is not more or less connected. As well, Blair provides a critical examination of what he calls "the most distinguished species of composition, both in prose and verse " The book is divided into "an examination of the several ways of communicating our thoughts by speech" and "an attention to the principles of those literary compositions which contribute to persuasion or entertainment.
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. Neither can the most gay and flourishing situations of fortune afford any man the power of filling all his hours with pleasure.
Students and professionals seeking a lucid introduction to the complexities of GB syntax will have the experience of participating in an actual course taught by a major practitioner. Second, the lectures are an excellent place to see the common origins of now somewhat disparate fields like communication, English, composition, journalism, political science, law, and religious studies.
Lectures, a compilation of 47 of Blair's lectures given to students at the University of Edinburgh, serves as a practical guide for youth on composition and language, a guide that makes Blair the first great theorist of written discourse.This is an excellent collection of lectures given by University of Edinburgh’s first Regius Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Professor Hugh Blair.
These lectures directly led to the undergraduate curricula in writing and rhetoric in some of the first and oldest universities in the galisend.coms: 3. Belles-lettres or belles lettres is a category of writing, originally meaning beautiful or fine writing. In the modern narrow sense, it is a label for literary works that do not fall into the major categories such as fiction, poetry, or drama.
This new edition of Hugh Blairs Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, edited by Linda Ferreira-Buckley and S. Michael Halloran, answers the need for a complete, reliable text. The book seeks to generate a renewed interest in Blair by provoking new inquiries into the tradition.In rhetoric: The Renaissance and after pdf, as in Hugh Blair’s Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (), something like the sixth office of rhetoric.
Besides Blair’s, the most important rhetorical treatises of the period were George Campbell’s Philosophy of Rhetoric () and Richard Whately’s Elements of Rhetoric (Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Download pdf There are thirty lectures in the collection, all on rhetoric and the different kinds or characteristics of style.
The book is divided into “an examination of the several ways of communicating our thoughts by speech” and “an attention to the principles of those literary compositions which.Feb 11, · Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres: By Hugh Blair, In Ebook Volumes Item Preview Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Notes. Reproduction of original from the British Library. Addeddate.