A Short And Entertaining Book On The Modern Art Of Writing Well By New York Times Bestselling Author Steven PinkerWhy 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 These Questions And Rethinking The Usage Guide For The Twenty First Century, Pinker Doesn T Carp About The Decline Of Language Or Recycle Pet Peeves From The Rulebooks Of A Century Ago Instead, He Applies Insights From The Sciences Of Language And Mind To The Challenge Of Crafting Clear, Coherent, And Stylish Prose In This Short, Cheerful, And Eminently Practical Book, Pinker Shows How Writing Depends On Imagination, Empathy, Coherence, Grammatical Knowhow, And An Ability To Savor And Reverse Engineer The Good Prose Of Others He Replaces Dogma About Usage With Reason And Evidence, Allowing Writers And Editors To Apply The Guidelines Judiciously, Rather Than Robotically, Being Mindful Of What They Are Designed To Accomplish Filled With Examples Of Great And Gruesome Prose, Pinker Shows Us How The Art Of Writing Can Be A Form Of Pleasurable Mastery And A Fascinating Intellectual Topic In Its Own Right.
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- 368 pages
- The Sense of Style
- Steven Pinker
- 21 September 2017 Steven Pinker