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How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

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Publisher Comments:

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. 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). 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.

About the Author

Stanley Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and a professor of law at Florida International University. He has previously taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has received many honors and awards, including being named the Chicagoan of the Year for Culture. He is the author of twelve books and is now a weekly columnist for the New York Times. He resides in Andes, New York; New York City; and Delray Beach, Florida; with his wife, Jane Tompkins.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061840531
Author:
Fish, Stanley Eugene
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Author:
Fish, Sta
Author:
Fish, Stanley
Author:
nley
Subject:
English language -- Sentences.
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.396396 in 4.8 oz

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