How To Write A Sentence: & How To Read One

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Item#: 9780061840531
Author Fish, Stanley
Cover Paperback
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New York Times Bestseller“Both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style” – Adam Haslett, Financial Times“A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language.” – Slate“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”<
/> —Roy Blount Jr.In this entertaining and erudite New York Times bestseller, beloved professor Stanley Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure. Drawing on a wide range of  great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen, How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a spirited love letter to the written word, and a key to understanding how great writing works.<
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“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”<
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/>“Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.”<
/>—BooklistOutspokenNew York Timescolumnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful cele
ation of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’sHow to Write a Sentenceis much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.<
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