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Building Great Sentences : How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read
by Brooks Landon


Overview - Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language--and will forever change the way you read and write.

Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it's two words ("Jesus wept.") or William Faulkner's 1,287-word sentence in Absalom Absalom , sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language--and will forever change the way you read and write.

Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it's two words ("Jesus wept.") or William Faulkner's 1,287-word sentence in Absalom Absalom , sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language.

Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences--including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson--to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452298606
  • ISBN-10: 0452298601
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 267
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.36 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47 pounds

Series: Great Courses

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