Wayne C. Booth



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The Craft of Research

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3.87 avg rating — 2,866 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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The Rhetoric of Fiction

4.01 avg rating — 1,071 ratings — published 1960 — 15 editions
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The Company We Keep: An Eth...

4.11 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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The Rhetoric of Rhetoric

3.96 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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A Rhetoric of Irony

3.80 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Modern Dogma and the Rhetor...

4.09 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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For the Love of It: Amateur...

3.53 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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What Every Novelist Needs t...

3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2012
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Now Don't Try to Reason Wit...

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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The Vocation of a Teacher: ...

4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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“There is pleasure from learning the simple truth, and there is a pleasure from learning that the truth is not simple.”
Wayne C. Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction

“A literary work ... is, during the time one reads it, a friend with whom one has chosen to spend one's time. The question now is, what does this friendship do to my mind? What does this new friend ask me to notice, to desire, to care about? How does he or she invite me to view my fellow human beings?”
Wayne Booth

“We may exhort ourselves to read tolerantly, we may quote Coleridge on the willing suspension of disbelief until we think ourselves totally suspended in a relativistic universe, and still we will find many books which postulate readers we refuse to become, books that depend on 'beliefs' or 'attitudes'...which we cannot adopt even hypothetically as our own.”
Wayne Booth

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