Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stanley Fish Teaches Students How to Write a Sentence

HOW TO WRITE A SENTENCE by Stanley FishNew York Times columnist and world-class professor Stanley Fish has long been an aficionado of language—and in How to Write a Sentence, he reminds composition professors and students to pay serious attention to form.

Like a seasoned sportscaster, Fish marvels at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences and breaks them down into digestible morsels, giving students an instant play-by-play. His vibrant analysis takes students on a tour of great writers throughout history—from William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Henry James to Martin Luther King Jr. , Antonin Scalia, and Elmore Leonard. Indeed, 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.

“Both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style.”—Financial Times

College professors who wish to consider How to Write a Sentence (9780061840548, hardcover, $19.99) for possible course adoption may request a copy by using this form.*

*No phone calls please. This offer is valid in the United States only and will expire on February 28, 2011. No more than one book per person. Ship to college address only. Proof of employment at college must be given upon request. Limited supply. Requests will be filled while supplies last. Our receipt of a request does not guarantee fulfillment.

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