Burke, Kenneth

Burke, Kenneth

(1897–1993) literary critic, poet; born in Pittsburgh, Pa. After dropping out of Columbia University, he began his writing career in New York City, serving as music critic at Dial magazine (1927–29). He wrote fiction, poetry, and literary criticism and theory, winning a Guggenheim Fellowship (1935). He taught at various colleges, mainly Bennington (Vt.) (1943–61). A complex writer, he is best known for his philosophy of language articulated in The Grammar of Motive (1945) and Language as Symbolic Action (1966).
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Burke, Kenneth 2007a "Introduction: Shakespeare was what?
Eight of Sunday's team lost to Munster in last year's final, Peter Burke, Kenneth Mortimer and Fallon (all Mayo), Ryan, Joyce, O Domhnaill, Finnegan and Sligo's Eamonn O'Hara.