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First you write a sentence : the elements of reading, writing ... and life

Author: Joe Moran
Publisher: [London], UK : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Moran
ISBN: 0241978491 9780241978498
OCLC Number: 1022782550
Description: 229 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A pedant's apology : or why I wrote this book --
The ape that writes sentences : or why word order is (almost) everything --
Nouns versus verbs : or how to bring a sentence to life, but not too much --
Nothing like a windowpane : or how to say wondrous things with plain words --
The high-wire act : or how to write long and legato without running out of breath --
Foolish like a trout : or how to join sentences together with invisible thread --
A small, good thing : or why a sentence should be a gift to the world --
Twenty sentences on sentences --
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Responsibility: Joe Moran.

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Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty.

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Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic -- Peter Hennessy Thoughtful reflections on how to write well -- John Mullan * Guardian Review * What a lovely thing this is: a book that Read more...

 
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