Telling People What to Think

Telling People What to Think

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This collection of essays displays a number of different approaches to the most significant early eighteenth-century periodicals. The range is considerable: the critique of ideology and polemical strategy, the political history of the press, the rhetoric of the genre, and the material circumstances of periodical production all find a place. The periodical profoundly shaped the English reading public's ways of perceiving the social and political institutions of their own age.A variation of this temporal process occurs when the opening announces one topic but the essay develops a related one. ... 34 concentrates on the usefulness of the club in representing the reactions of readers, but this topic only introduces the cluba#39;s discussion of satire. ... other pointing downward to fix, by anecdote or illustrative example, the essaya#39;s generalization in experience accessible to the reader.

Title:Telling People What to Think
Author: Thomas Corns, J.A. Downie
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-11-12

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