The Resource The Reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, (ebook)

The Reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, (ebook)

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The Reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose
Title
The Reader over your shoulder
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a handbook for writers of English prose
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eng
Summary
When Robert Graves and Alan Hodge decided to collaborate on this manual for writers, the world was in total upheaval. Graves had fled Majorca three years earlier at the start of the Spanish Civil War, and as they labored over their new project, they witnessed the fall of France and the evacuation of Allied forces at Dunkirk. Soon the horror of World War II would reach British soil as well, as the Luftwaffe began bombing London in an effort to destroy the resolve of the English people. Graves and Hodge believed that at a time when their whole world was falling apart, the survival of English prose sentences-of writing that was clear, concise, and intelligible-had become paramount if hope were going to outlive the onslaught. They came up with forty-one principles for writing, the majority devoted to clarity, the remainder to grace of expression. They studied the prose of a wide range of noted authors and leaders, finding much room for improvement. Successful communication could mean the difference between war and peace, life and death, and they were determined to contribute to its survival. The importance of good writing continues today, as obfuscation, propaganda, manipulative language, and sloppy standards are all too common-and this classic guide is just as useful and important as ever
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Midwest
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1895-1985
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Graves, Robert
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • English prose literature
  • English language
  • English language
  • Rhetoric
  • English prose literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The Reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, (ebook)
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9780795350467
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MWT12314833
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The Reader over your shoulder : a handbook for writers of English prose, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795350467
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12314833
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12314833
System control number
MWT12314833
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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