The New Oxford Guide to Writing

The New Oxford Guide to Writing

by Thomas S. Kane
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The New Oxford Guide to Writing by Thomas S. Kane

Many books on writing tell you how to think more creatively, how to conjure up an idea from scratch. Many, once you have an idea, show you how to express it clearly and elegantly. And many handbooks offer reliable advice on the use of commas, semicolons, and so forth. But The New Oxford Guide to Writing does all three, so that no matter where you find yourself in the writing process—from the daunting look of a blank page, to the rough draft that needs shaping, to the small but important questions of punctuation—you will find what you need in one handy volume.

Highlighted by numerous examples of successful prose—including marvelous, brief excerpts from Mark Twain, Joan Didion, H.L. Mencken, E.B. White, and Annie Dillard—this stimulating volume covers the entire subject step-by-step, clearly and authoritatively.

Whether you write for business or for pleasure, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro, The New Oxford Guide to Writing is an essential addition to your reference library, providing abundant assistance and encouragement to write with more clarity, more color, and more force.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195090598
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 261,471
Product dimensions: 9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Thomas Kane was formerly Professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Waterbury, where he taught writing for over twenty-five years. He co-edited The Short Story and the Reader and Writing Prose, Sixth Edition, both with Leonard J. Peters, and wrote The Oxford Guide to Writing.

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