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First you write a sentence : the elements of reading, writing ... and life / Joe Moran.

Moran, Joe, 1970- (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 808.02 MOR 000152328 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0241978491
  • ISBN: 9780241978498
  • Physical Description: 229 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [London], UK : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A pedant's apology : or why I wrote this book -- The ape that writes sentences : or why word order is (almost) everything -- Nouns versus verbs : or how to bring a sentence to life, but not too much -- Nothing like a windowpane : or how to say wondrous things with plain words -- The high-wire act : or how to write long and legato without running out of breath -- Foolish like a trout : or how to join sentences together with invisible thread -- A small, good thing : or why a sentence should be a gift to the world -- Twenty sentences on sentences -- Select bibliography.
Summary, etc.:
Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty.
Subject: Authorship.
Authorship.