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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.

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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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014302296
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
03/09/2012
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
137 KB

Meet the Author

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913?) was an American journalist, writer, and humorist. A longtime professional journalist, Bierce became known for his humorous writing, ghost stories, and political commentary. In 1913, at the age of 71, Bierce traveled to Mexico to report on the ongoing Mexican Revolution. He vanished mysteriously after accompanying Pancho Villa's army to Chihuahua.

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