How to Write a Sentence

How to Write a Sentence

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Listen to Leigh Bortin's interview with Stanely Fish to learn more about this book and the author!
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"I have read this book repeatedly, it is delightful! For those of us who love words, he picks great sentences and explains why they are great sentences. It is really a fun book, and I recommend it to folks new to the classical model--but everyone should read it!" ~Leigh BortinsStanley Fish presents very approachable and engaging instruction on the basics of writing. Perhaps influenced by his work at the University of Illinois-Chicago attempting to "renovate undergraduate education in basic skills like writing," he closes any gaps in understanding that Strunk and White may leave for today's students.Some appreciate fine art; others appreciate fine wines. Stanley Fish appreciates fine sentences. The New York Times columnist and world-class professor has long been an aficionado of language: "I am always on the lookout for sentences that make you say, 'Isn't that something?' or 'What a sentence!'" Like a seasoned sportscaster, Fish marvels at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences and breaks them down into digestible morsels, giving readers an instant play-by-play.In this entertaining and erudite gem, Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure, skills invaluable to any writer (or reader). His vibrant analysis takes us on a literary tour of great writers throughout history--from William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Henry James to Martin Luther King, Jr., Antonin Scalia, and Elmore Leonard. Indeed, How to Write a Sentence is both a spirited love letter to the written word and a key to understanding how great writing works; it is a book that will stand the test of time.
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