Often controversial, but always entertaining, Fish has remained for 40 years a renowned figure in literary studies, and a recognizable and helpful guide to the world of literature. In perfect complement to his total body of work, How to Write a Sentence gives students Fish's classic erudite analysis of language and rhetoric; a delightful celebration of the written word.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Stanley Fish, renowned academic, literary critic, and author of How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One has been recently featured in The Chronicle Review written by Mark Bauerlein. Tracing Fish's journey from his high profile faculty position in the English department at Duke University, to his current role as Humanities and Law Professor at Florida International University, Baurelein attempts to succinctly capture the man who has accrued such varying nicknames as "The scourge of Western civilization" (The New Yorker) and "Academic radical" (Roger Kimball).