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Articles tagged Stanley Fish

How to Read a Great Book

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Before plays had acts and novels had chapters, people still had to figure out the form of the things they read. In the ancient world, writers seem to have treated the structure of their writing as a game. They used it to hide meanings and to give the reader clues to...
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Book Review: How to Write a Sentence

by Matt
Thursday, 26 May, 2011
categories: Grammar Stage (ages 4 to 11)
I never thought I would read a book entitled How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One; even less did I think I would enjoy one. Yet, here I am and I can do no other. Stanley Fish writes a book in which he introduces the sentence as a work of art. Not only does he...
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Is Your Writing Organic or Rational?

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In How to Write a Sentence Stanley Fish quotes this opening sentence from Laurence Sterne’s ”novel” Tristram Shandy: I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they...
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