“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”
—Roy Blount Jr.
“Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.”
Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’s How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.
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...Fish is persuasive and perceptive enough that he can drive us to look at the building blocks of all writing — our own and that of others — with fresh eyes. The sentence can be a thing of beauty, but ultimately, it’s only ever one facet of the gem that is a text.Read Full Review of How to Write a Sentence: And ... | See more reviews from National Post arts
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