Quotes by Kenneth Burke

About Kenneth Burke:

Kenneth Duva Burke was an American literary theorist who had a powerful impact on 20th-century philosophy, aesthetics, criticism, and rhetorical theory. As a literary theorist, Burke was best known for his analyses based on the nature of knowledge. Furthermore, he was one of the first individuals to stray away from more traditional rhetoric and view literature as "symbolic action."

Author Bio

  • NameKenneth Burke
  • DescriptionAmerican philosopher
  • BornMay 5, 1897
  • DiedNovember 19, 1993
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Literary Critic; Author
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship