The Words of Winston Churchill (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) (Hardcover)

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The Words of Winston Churchill, a study that ranges over the course of a rich, controversial and remarkable career, is about the power and art of his language as a writer and speaker. Churchill used words as the greatest of poets and orators do, and did so in Parliament and for the people, Britain and the empire, in war and peace, facing the changes in the world, and resisting Hitler and the Nazis. Drawing on the traditions of poetics, rhetoric and textual commentary, the study concentrates on Churchill's writing and is sensitive to texts and contexts and to the archive. A central matter is Churchill speaking in Parliament and the reception of his speeches there for over six decades, although his work as a writer and a speaker outside the House of Commons is also important. Churchill speaks to the House, the people, Britain, the Empire, the Commonwealth and the world and, in crisis, defends freedom and democracy.

About the Author

Jonathan Locke Hart is chair professor, School of Translation Studies, Shandong University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781032156415
ISBN-10: 1032156414
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 30th, 2022
Pages: 266
Language: English
Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature