Rhetorics of Reason and Desire: Vergil, Augustine, and the Troubadours

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Cornell University Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 159 pages
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Rhetorics of Reason and Desire traces the appearance of rhetoric in key literary works from classical times to the Middle Ages, focusing on the reception and transformation of Ciceronian rhetoric in Vergil's Aeneid, Augustine's Confessions and On Christian Doctrine, and the lyrics of the early troubadours.
 

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Contents

Desire and the Rhetorical Tradition i
1
Poor posture and good posture
4
Vergils Orator
11
Junos Desire
22
Augustine and the Reincorporation of Desire
55
Adam Eve and the paralytic Mag D 37
66
Veiled orans Pri L 5
69
Three boys in the furnace with raven Pri L 12
74
Three boys in the furnace with hand of God Mag D 25 75
91
Rhetorical Anxiety in Troubadour Lyric
103
Legacy of the Divine Spark
128
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