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How to Write A Sentence

And How to Read One

Fish, Stanley Eugene

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
How to Write A Sentence
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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, NY : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0061840548
9780061840548
006184053X
9780061840531
Branch Call Number: 808.042 F5326h 2011
Characteristics: 165 p. ;,22 cm

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"In 10 short chapters, Fish takes readers through a cogent analysis of how to craft a sentence. He talks about form, content, and style, always taking care to illustrate his points with an ample selection of judicously chosen quotations from virtuoso writers" - from a Booklist review


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Sep 03, 2011
  • ravensview rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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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