Garner on Language & Writing

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to ...

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Overview

Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781604424454
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 876
  • Sales rank: 346,200
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    Excellent -- with wisdom and wit!

    Bryan Garner is America's best teacher of bold, clear, and powerful legal prose.<BR/><BR/>Garner combines the mastery of the English Language of Dr. Johnson, the trenchant legal style of Justice Holmes, and the wry wit and good humor of Rumpole himself.<BR/><BR/>The bar will treasure this compilation of his works that is Garner on Language and Writing. In its first few pages alone, his explanation of the Madman-Architect-Carpenter-Judge paradigm is the most powerful approach to writing you will find anywhere.<BR/><BR/>Yet beyond teaching us to write well, in Chapter XIII Garner's letters with Professor Charles Alan Wright show us character, civility, and friendship at the highest levels of our profession. And his eulogy to Professor Wright is moving and unforgettable.<BR/><BR/>Sincerely,<BR/><BR/>Vince Parrett<BR/>Palo Alto, California

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