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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Why Sentences?
Chapter 2 - Why You Won’t Find the Answer in Strunk and White
Chapter 3 - It’s Not The Thought That Counts
Chapter 4 - What Is a Good Sentence?
Chapter 5 - The Subordinating Style
Chapter 6 - The Additive Style
Chapter 7 - The Satiric Style: The Return of Content
Chapter 8 - First Sentences
Chapter 9 - Last Sentences
Chapter 10 - Sentences That Are About Themselves (Aren’t They All?)
- Title: How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
- Author: Stanley Fish
- Length: 176 pages
- Edition: 1
- Language: English
- Publication Date: 2011-01-25
- ISBN-10: 0061840548
- ISBN-13: 9780061840548
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