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A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care?

In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesnand#8217;t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.

In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish.

Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right.

Synopsis:

The bestselling grammar book has been updated and revised to include the latest and greatest on the basics and subtleties of English, and features a new chapter on the language of the Internet.

Synopsis:

The bestselling guide to grammar--now new and expanded--includes a whole new chapter on language in the age of email.

About the Author

Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at the New York Times Book Review, has written for many magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two other books on language and writing, Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing and, with Stuart Kellerman, You Send Me: Getting it Right When You Write Online.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594480065
Subtitle:
The Thinking Personand#146;s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Other:
O'Conner, Patricia
Author:
Pinker, Steven
Author:
O'Conner, Patricia T.
Author:
O'Connor, Patricia T.
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Subject:
General
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 cartoons throughout
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.37x5.90x.68 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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