How to Write A Sentence

How to Write A Sentence

And How to Read One

Book - 2011 | 1st ed
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Fish has always been an aficionado of language, marveling at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences. Here he offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure, skills invaluable to any writer (or reader).
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061840548
0061840548
9780061840531
006184053X
9780062006851
0062006851
Branch Call Number: 808.042 F529H 2011
Characteristics: 165 p. ; 22 cm

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fledge
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.

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ravensview
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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