General Discussion about Kenneth Burke

Discuss KB's work and influence.

The Weaver Plagiarism Story

I am trying to substantiate the details surrounding Richard Weaver's plagiarism of Burke.  As I understand it, once while Burke gave a lecture, Weaver sat in the audience busily taking notes.  Within a year later, Weaver published some of Burke's ideas without giving him credit--I want to say the publication was The Ethics of Rhetoric, but he may have plagiarised in a journal article as well.  Burke supposedly complained that not only did Weaver copy him, he did got it wrong.  However, I have been unable to find record of this latter comment from Burke.  The best account I have bee

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