Genius and Character

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Kessinger Publishing, Mar 1, 2003 - History - 364 pages
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1927. This book contains a series of essays on various important personages of history. Includes discussions relative to the following: Frederick the Great; Baron Vom Stein; Bismarck; Stanley; Peters; Rhodes; Wilson; Rathenau; Lenin; Leonardo da Vinci; Shakespeare; Rembrant's self portrait; Voltaire in Eighteen Tableaux; Lord Byron and Lassalle; Goethe and Schiller; Dehmel; Balzac; portrait of an officer.

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Kenneth Burke was a self-taught thinker who attempted to integrate scientific and philosophical concepts with his analysis of semantics and literature. Between 1927 and 1929, Burke worked for the "Dial "as a music critic. After a brief stint with "The Nation "(1934-36), he turned to literary criticism and taught at Bennington College from 1943 to 1961. His many works have all been published by the University of California Press.

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