[KB] A Burke Biography?
weiser.23 at osu.edu
Mon Oct 30 13:28:21 EST 2006
Sorry for the late response--the spam filter grabbed this one. Besides
Jack & Ann's, there's my book on Burke's development of dramatism during
the war years ('39-45), finished and making the rounds of presses in the
next month or so. (Which means, look for it...whenever.) Also not a
"bio," but as a historical contextualization of the theory, there's
biographical info as part of it. Or there will be, when anyone besides
me can see it...someday.
Assistant Professor, Rhetoric & Composition
The Ohio State University
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Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:47 PM
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Subject: [KB] A Burke Biography?
Greetings Burke Folks,
My apologies if this has been covered before, but I haven't seen it
discussed on this list yet.
I'm currently reading Robert Richardson's new biography of William
James (which is excellent, by the way), and that got me thinking
about a Burke biography.
Does anyone know if there is a Burke biography in the works? I'm
aware of Jack Selzer's work on Burke in Greenwich Village, and I
think I heard that he was working on similar volumes (although I
don't know if that's actually the case). But I'm wondering more
about something like a 600-page full-on story of Burke's life and
Is it still too soon after Burke's death? A full biography can take
a decade or more, so perhaps it's too soon. Or is someone already
working on this?
Just curious. But if a project like this is not yet underway, it
needs to be.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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