How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Stanley Fish
- Publish Date: 2011-01-25
New York Times Bestseller
âBoth deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Styleâ â Adam Haslett, Financial Times
âA guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language.â â Slate
âLike a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.â
Â âRoy Blount Jr.
In this entertaining and erudite New York Times bestseller, beloved professor Stanley Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure. Drawing on a wide range ofÂ great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen, How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manualâit is a spirited love letter to the written word, and a key to understanding how great writing works.