Now Don't Try to Reason with Me

Now Don't Try to Reason with Me

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In this entertaining collection of essays, Wayne Booth looks for the much-maligned a€œmiddle grounda€ for reasona€”a rhetoric that can unite truths of the heart with truths of the head and allow us all to discover shared convictions in mutual inquiry. First delivered as lectures in the 1960s, when Booth was a professor at Earlham College and the University of Chicago, Now Dona€™t Try to Reason with Me still resounds with anyone struggling for consensus in a world of us versus them. a€œProfessor Bootha€™s earnestness is graced by wit, irony, and generous humor.a€a€”Louis Coxe, New RepublicEssays and Ironies for a Credulous Age Wayne C. Booth ... People rising in protest against the offending phrase aquot;yellow bastards, aquot; just as the NAACP of Brooklyn had Huckleberry Finn banned because it refers to Jim constantly as Nigger Jim.

Title:Now Don't Try to Reason with Me
Author:Wayne C. Booth
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1970


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