How to Write a Sentence

How to Write a Sentence

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By (author) Stanley Fish

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 15mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0061840548
  • ISBN 13: 9780061840548
  • Sales rank: 12,307

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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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"The fun comes from the examples cited throughout: John Updike, Jane Austen...all are cited throughout."--Washington Post