[ExI] re good writing
danust2012 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 23:35:46 UTC 2015
On Sep 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This one was suggested to me by Stephen Pinker (hmm - watch it, namedropper):
> Clear and Simple as the Truth, by Thomas and Turner, which includes samples of different styles. Superb.
> The Elements of Eloquence, by Mark Forsyth, which explains an amazing number of writing terms most of us never heard of: zeugma, merism, hyperbaton, tricolon, and 20 something others, all of which you know but not by those names. In his preface he tried to explain Shakespeare's writing.
> His other books are good too.
A bit of a classic I recommend is:
Lanham will clear out some drivel and get you thinking, IMO.
Sample my Kindle books via:
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