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How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One by [Fish, Stanley]
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How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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"How to Write a Sentence is a compendium of syntactic gems--light reading for geeks."--New York magazine

"Stanley Fish just might be America's most famous professor."--BookPage

"You'd get your money's worth from the quotations alone...if you give this book the attention it so clearly deserves, you will be well rewarded."--Washington Times

"[A] slender but potent volume. Fish, a distinguished law professor and literary theorist, is the anti-Strunk & White."--The Globe and Mail

"How to Write a Sentence is the first step on the journey to the Promised Land of good writing."--Saudi Gazette

"How to Write a Sentence isn't merely a prescriptive guide to the craft of writing but a rich and layered exploration of language as an evolving cultural organism. It belongs not on the shelf of your home library but in your brain's most deep-seated amphibian sensemaking underbelly."--Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

"The fun comes from the examples cited throughout: John Updike, Jane Austen...all are cited throughout."--Washington Post

"A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language."--Slate

"If you love language you'll find something interesting, if not fascinating, in [How to Write a Sentence]."--CBSNews.com

"[Fish] shares his connoisseurship of the elegant sentence."--The New Yorker

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“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”
 —Roy Blount Jr.
 
“Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.”
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Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of  great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’s How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 424 KB
  • Print Length: 181 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (25 January 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043M6IYI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,338 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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