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9780241957714

The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker


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ISBN: 9780241957714
Published: September 2015

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What is the secret of good prose? Does it matter in an age of digital media? In this witty, mind-expanding book about the art and science of writing well, Steven Pinker shows that good style isn't just about rules - it's about empathy, coherence and adding beauty to the world. 'Witty, direct and idiosyncratic . . . often laugh-out-loud funny . . . refreshingly uncensorious . . . It helps enormously that he is such a beautiful stylist himself.' Paula Byrne, The Times 'Wonderful . . . no true lover of this chaotic, unregulated, magnificently vital language could fail to thrill.' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times 'Brainy, funny . . . a comedy of linguistic bad manners.' Peter Conrad, Guardian 'Outstanding . . . the one book I can unreservedly recommend as a guide on how to write well.' Oliver Kamm, The Times

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780241957714
  • Published: September 2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 21
  • Weight (g): 269

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