Hawk – “Linguistic Herpes”

[George] Kennedy characterizes "Vitanzan Vitalism" as a type of "linguistic herpes" that comes and goes, "the historical tendency of rhetoric to slip from oral, civic, and rational discourse into written, poetic, composition with an emphasis on style" that privileges "expression over analysis" ("Some Reflections" 231)... That emotional fallacies such as associating someone with herpes come... Continue Reading →

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