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How to write a sentence : and how to read one

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Fish has always been an aficionado of language, marveling at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences. Here he offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure, skills invaluable to any writer (or reader).
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Eugene Fish
ISBN: 9780061840548 0061840548 9780061840531 006184053X 9780062006851 0062006851
OCLC Number: 641532413
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 165 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Why sentences? --
Why you won't find the answer in Strunk and White --
It's not the thought that counts --
What is a good sentence? --
The subordinating style --
The additive style --
The satiric style : the return of content --
First sentences --
Last sentences --
Sentences that are about themselves (aren't they all?).
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"New York Times" columnist Fish presents an entertaining, erudite celebration of language and rhetoric drawing on a wide range of examples from Hobbes to Scalia to Elmore Leonard.  Read more...

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"Both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style." -- Financial Times "A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language." -- Slate "[Fish] Read more...

 
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