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. "Linguistic Approaches to Problems of Education." Modern Philosophies and Education.
Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature and Method.
Burke, Kenneth 2007a "Introduction: Shakespeare was what?", in: Scott L.
Burke, Kenneth. The Philosophy of Literary Form: Studies in Symbolic Action.
Burke, Kenneth. "(Nonsymbolic) Motion/(Symbolic) Action." Critical Inquiry 4.4 (1978): 809 838.
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.
Burke, Kenneth. "What Are Signs of What?: A Theory of Entitlement." Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method.
Burke, Kenneth. Attitudes Toward History, 1937; 3rd edition, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.
Burke, Kenneth. Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose.: U of California P, 1954.
Burke, Kenneth, Permanence and Change (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965).
Burke, Kenneth. "Towards Helhaven: Three Stages of a Vision." On Human Nature: A Gathering while Everything Flows.
Burke, Kenneth. (1984) Attitudes Toward History, 3rd edition.