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Clear and simple as the truth : writing classic prose

Author: Francis-Noël Thomas; Mark Turner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
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Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place?  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis-Noël Thomas; Mark Turner
ISBN: 0691036675 9780691036670
OCLC Number: 30075050
Description: 225 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Clear and Simple as the Truth --
One: Principles of Classic Style ; The Concept of Style ; Recognizing Classic Style ; The Elements of Style ; The Classic Stand on the Elements of Style ; Truth ; Presentation ; Scene ; Cast ; Thought and Language ; Other Stands, Other Styles ; Trade Secrets --
Two: The Museum --
Three: Further Readings in Classic Prose.
Responsibility: Francis-Noël Thomas & Mark Turner.
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This text aims to explain prose style, and in doing so, provokes the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart.  Read more...

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Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la litterature franCaises of the Academie FranCaise "Thomas and Turner engagingly delineate the attributes of a classic style of writing. . . . In the second Read more...

 
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