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The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, ©2014 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pinker, Steven, 1954-
Sense of style.
New York : Viking Adult, 2014
(OCoLC)908130263
Named Person: Englisch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Pinker
ISBN: 9780670025855 0670025852 9780525427926 0525427929 1846145503 9781846145506 9780143127796 0143127799
OCLC Number: 870919633
Notes: Glossary (pages 309-318).
Title page contains a cartoon character with a fountain pen who has underlined 21st century and added an exclamation mark.
Description: viii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Good writing --
A window onto the world --
The curse of knowledge --
The web, the tree, and the string --
Arcs of coherence --
Telling right from wrong.
Responsibility: Steven Pinker.

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What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this book about the modern art of writing, the author shows us why we all need a  Read more...
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Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century might be regarded as an update of Fowler, eschewing pedantry, convoluted or pompous sentence Read more...

 
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