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The Oxford Book of American Essays is a collection of essays written in English language by American writers. This handful of essays written by most popular American authors concerning various topics has been collected by American literary critic William Crary Brownell, who has been a journalist and editor of publishing houses like Charles Scribner's Sons. The author mentions in the introductory note, many contributions to English literature by authors of American origins has often been ignored… Read More
This poetry collection is the selective and popular poems written by Christina Georgina Rossetti, an English poet remembered for her wide variety of poetic works in the genres of Romance, Devotional and Children's poems. Her magnum opuses are Goblin Market, Remember, and In the Bleak Midwinter. Her contributions to literary world includes fiction, non-fiction works such as Called to Be Saints, The Face of the Deep, A Pageant and Other Poems, Commonplace and Other Stories, and Maude: A Story for… Read More
The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral is a series of essays covering many topics written by Francis Bacon, an English philosopher remembered as the creator of empiricism theory which knowledge of sensory experience.
This text contains an exploration of philosophical thoughts on diversified topics such as truth, death, revenge, adversary, marriage, envy, love, boldness, goodness, nobility, atheism, superstition, travel, cunning, and many more human characters. Read More
Gorgias is a dialogue written by Plato, which narrates Socrates's quest for true definition of rhetoric and concluding it that rhetoric cannot exist alone, which must depend on philosophy to guide its morality. It is believed by Socrates that morality is not impeded in rhetoric, while it is simply used for personal gains and flattery.
This dialogue is explored around the major themes of Definition of rhetoric, The question of art versus knack, The morality of rhetoric, and Truth. Read More
Phaedrus is a dialogue written by Plato, which narrates the discussion between Socrates and Phaedrus written around the same period of Republic and Symposium. Unlike Plato's other dialogues, Phaedrus is a fifth person narrative which do not recall the day's events, rather it was a personal discussion between Socrates and Phaedrus about the topic of love, art of rhetoric, metempsychosis and erotic love. This dialogue is narrated of three speeches which encompass the soul, madness, divine inspiration,… Read More
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