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How To Write A Sentence

And How to Read One

About the Book

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.

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Critical Praise

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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061840548
  • ISBN 10: 0061840548
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 01/07/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price: 24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading

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