Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

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-Like any other life-sustaining resource, - says Marilyn McEntyre, -language can be depleted, polluted, contaminated, eroded, and filled with artificial stimulants.- Today more than ever, language needs to be rescued and restored. Drawing on a wide range of sources, both critical and literary, Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies is an engaging address to everyone concerned with preserving the vitality and precision of the spoken and written word. -If every literate person in the United States read this book, the result could dramatically transform our society. . . . Written with modesty, keen insight, and grace, Marilyn McEntyre's Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies proposes a revolution of human expression that would bring precision, honesty, and felicity to the spoken and written discourse of contemporary more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 185.42 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0802848648
  • 9780802848642
  • 256,778

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Christian Century -Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre's book on the stewardship of language, is a wonderfully composed treatise. . . If you wonder whether caring for words is worth the effort, consider McEntye's reasoning to a young student: 'Language is the basic tool for preserving civilization. It seems useful to understand as much as we can about how it works since it's arguably one of the most potent forms of power that society has produced -- that and the atom-splitter.'-show more

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