How to Write A Sentence

How to Write A Sentence

And How to Read One

Book - 2011
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Explains how to craft the perfect sentence, as well as how to appreciate well-written prose, and presents examples from William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Henry James, Martin Luther King Jr., Antonin Scalia, and Elmore Leonard.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061840548
Branch Call Number: Literature 808.042 FIS


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Sep 04, 2016

Of some value, in that it's not a grammar book, but it points to a style and method of developing subordinating and additive sentences. Worth a single read.

Sep 03, 2011

Was recommended via a blog - so-so.
Usefull discussion about subordinate and additive style, design of first and last sentences, and anaylsis of some great examples. Towards the end the analysis got more complex and seemed to stretch too much to support whatever point he was making - like those art gallery descriptions of an abstract work that seem to be just a little too pretentious.
But - a good read, just won't buy to add to my shelf.


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