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How Words Make Things Happen

How Words Make Things Happen

David Bromwich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199672790
eISBN:
9780191822513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Sooner or later, our words take on meanings other than we intended. How Words Make Things Happen suggests that the conventional idea of persuasive rhetoric (which assumes a speaker’s control of ... More

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