The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

By | December 9, 2017
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Author Steven Pinker
ISBN-10 0143127799
ISBN-13 9780143127796
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Charming and erudite The wit and insight and clarity he brings is what makes this book such a gem Time comWhy 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 writingand why should we care In this entertaining and eminently practical book the cognitive scientist dictionary consultant and New York Timesbestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty first century Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best

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