Finally, he introduces the satiric sentence. Full of appreciation for the English language and the craft of master authors who employ its nuances effectively, this short volume presents examples, analysis, and instruction in sentence writing using mentor sentences collected from English writers in the past half-millennium, including George Eliot, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, George Orwell, and Anthony Powell.
His stated goal for the book is "to bring you into the little worlds made cunningly by as many writers as I can cram into a short book.
I sense that the point is to use them sparingly, wisely. Book Review: Flogging a Dead God? I bought this short book pages in January after seeing a review somewhere and found it a delightful experience.
He isn't concerned with the categories of words: nouns, verbs, adjectives, predicates, etc. The best way to ensure this happens is to put the important stuff at the end …. He then gives examples of subordinating sentences, with exercises to mimic them and learn to write them.
That doesn't mean those categories can be ignored, rather that they are not the end for sentence craft.
Fish begins with the thesis that emerging writers who are learn the craft of sentence creation should begin with syntactic forms without regard to content, similar to the way that beginning pianists practice scales, arpeggios, and finger exercises.
I felt like a true and authentic writer, allowed to polish my technique and encouraged by a masterful and analytical reader. Accompany with the development in the press today, the book review is already lagging behind for many reasons, but the lack of normative writing book reviews is a major key.
The writer quoted most often is William Tyndalethe first great translator of the Bible into English.