How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

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New York Times Bestseller"Both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style" - Adam Haslett, Financial Times"A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language." - Slate"Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop." -Roy 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 of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen, How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual-it is a spirited love letter to the written word, and a key to understanding how great writing works.

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"How to Write a Sentence is a must read for aspiring writers and anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of literature. If extraordinary sentences are like sports plays, Fish is the Vin Scully of great writing." --Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, authors of "They Say/I Say"

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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.

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