Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults

Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults

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by Ambrose Bierce
     
 

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The author's main purpose in this book is to teach precision in writing; and of good writing (which, essentially, is clear thinking made visible) precision is the point of capital concern. It is attained by choice of the word that accurately and adequately expresses what the writer has in mind, and by exclusion of that which either denotes or connotes something else.… See more details below

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The author's main purpose in this book is to teach precision in writing; and of good writing (which, essentially, is clear thinking made visible) precision is the point of capital concern. It is attained by choice of the word that accurately and adequately expresses what the writer has in mind, and by exclusion of that which either denotes or connotes something else. As Quintilian puts it, the writer should so write that his reader not only may, but must, understand.

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ISBN-13:
2940014302296
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
03/09/2012
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
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0 MB

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