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Author: Michael D. C. Drout Narrator: Michael D. C. Drout Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Other Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781436172721
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In A Way with Words:Writing, Rhetoric, and the Art of Persuasion, widely published professor Michael D.C. Drout embarked on a thought-provoking investigation into the role of rhetoric in our world. Now, in A Way with Words II: Approaches to Literature, the renowned literary scholar leads a series of lectures that focus on the big questions of literature. Is literature a kind of lie? Can fiction ever be "realistic"? Why do we read? What should we read? Professor Drout provides insight into these and other provocative questions, including those related to the role of the text, author, and audience in the reading process. Throughout, Professor Drout introduces the major schools of literary and critical thought and employs illuminating examples from the world's most important literary works. Literature contributes to our understanding of what it means to be human in a myriad of complex ways, and for all those who appreciate the role of literature in our lives, this course proves a wonderful exploration of one of humankind's most cherished pursuits. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Michael Drout is a professor of English and the director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton. Drout’s research on medieval literature and fantasy is centered around the problems of tradition and influence. As part of the Lexomics Research Group, he has been developing new, computer-assisted methods of analysis.