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The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century

Author: Steven Pinker; Arthur Morey
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Rethinking the usage guide for the 21st century, Pinker applies insights to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. He tells how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He shares how the art of writing can be a form of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Pinker; Arthur Morey
ISBN: 9780553545821 0553545825
OCLC Number: 876001755
Notes: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Duration: 12:26:00.
Performer(s): Read by Arthur Morey.
Description: 10 audio discs (12 hr., 26 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Steven Pinker.

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Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Rethinking the usage guide for the 21st century, Pinker applies insights to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. He tells how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He shares how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right.

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