Artful Sentences

The book has special interest for aspiring writers, students of literature and language, and anyone who finds joy in reading and writing."--Publisher's description.

Author: Virginia Tufte

Publisher: Graphics Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106019398087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"In Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style, Virginia Tufte shows how standard sentence patterns and forms contribute to meaning and art in more than a thousand wonderful sentences from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book has special interest for aspiring writers, students of literature and language, and anyone who finds joy in reading and writing."--Publisher's description.
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The Value of Style in Fiction

Roman Jakobson, “Linguistics and Poetics: Closing Statement,” Style in
Language, ed. ... See, for instance, Virginia Tufte, Artful Sentences: Syntax as
Style (New York, NY: Graphics Press, 2006) and Brooks Landon, Building Great
Sentences: ...

Author: Garrett Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108152051

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first book to demonstrate the value of prose analysis - both appreciative and interpretive in its 'evaluations' - across dozens of authors, including Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Don DeLillo, and Toni Morrison. The Value of Style in Fiction is designed not just for students and scholars of the English novel - and its verbal 'microplots' - but also for anyone interested in mastering the art of the sentence by 'writing along with' its finest examplars in a fully descriptive account: a stylistic challenge in its own right exemplified by Stewart's multifaceted critical modelling. Beginning with a state-of-the-field survey of prose poetics, this manual of invested reading concludes with an 'Inventory' of terms (bolded throughout) drawn primarily from grammar, rhetoric, etymology, and phonetics, but also narratology and poetic theory: a glossary whose consultation can help cross-map certain verbal tendencies in literary-historical evolution and its separate landmark writers.
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Crimes of the Future

Ubi nihil vales, ibi nihil velis (Geulincx) and, finally, Le style c'est l'homme même (
Buffon). One could multiply examples, ... It is possible that their approaches 4 See
Virginia Tufte's Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Cheshire: Graphics Press ...

Author: Jean-Michel Rabaté

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441155634

Category: Literary Criticism

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The decade since the publication of Jean-Michel Rabaté's controversial manifesto The Future of Theory saw important changes in the field. The demise of most of the visible French or German philosophers, who had produced texts that would trigger new debates, then to be processed by Theory, has led to drastic revisions and starker assessments. Globalization has been the most obvious factor to modify the selection of texts studied. During the twentieth century, Theory incorporated poetics, rhetorics, aesthetics and linguistics, while also opening itself to continental philosophy. What has changed today? The knowledge that we live in a de-centered world has destabilized the primacy granted to a purely Western canon. Moreover, much of contemporary theory remains highly allusive and this is often baffling for students. Theory keeps recycling itself, producing authentic returns of basic theses, terms and concepts. Canonical modern theorists often return to classical texts, as those of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. And now we want to know: what is new? Crimes of the Future explores the past, present and potential future of Theory.
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Rhetorical Style

Stylistics. London: Penguin. Turville-Heitz, Meg. 2000. “Violent Opposition.”
ScientificAmerican 282.2 (February): 32. Tufte, Virginia. 2006. Artful Sentences:
Syntax as Style. Cheshire, CN: Graphics Press. Updike, John. 2007. “The
Individual.

Author: Jeanne Fahnestock

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199764129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A comprehensive guide to the language of argument, Rhetorical Style offers a renewed appreciation of the persuasive power of the English language. Drawing on key texts from the rhetorical tradition, as well as on newer approaches from linguistics and literary stylistics, Fahnestock demonstrates how word choice, sentence form, and passage construction can combine to create effective spoken and written arguments. With examples from political speeches, non-fiction works, and newspaper reports, Rhetorical Style surveys the arguer's options at the word, sentence, interactive, and passage levels, and illustrates the enduring usefulness of rhetorical stylistics in analyzing and constructing arguments.
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How to Write Stunning Sentences

This book is a treasure trove for anyone wishing to harness the power of rhythm and syntax, meaning and music, in their own sentences or in the ones they read. This book is a fantastic contribution to the literature of craft.

Author: Nina Schuyler

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ISBN: 0999431633

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Literary Nonfiction. Writing. Composition. You've got a great story, but do you have great sentences? Stylish sentences have their own powerful energy that mesmerizes and even rearranges a reader's world. Think of this book as a private lesson with Nina Schuyler--award-winning author and professor of creative writing at the University of San Francisco--featuring guest appearances by the masters, including James Baldwin, Grace Paley, John Updike, Saul Bellow, and Toni Morrison. They've arrived to show you the mechanics of their magic. With 25 essays and over 100 writing prompts, HOW TO WRITE STUNNING SENTENCES is the best way to expand your writing style.
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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The arrangement of the Syntax according to the analysis of sentences is a good
feature . " The Drama in Paris . Ill . The New Courts of Law . I thenaeum . More
Worlds than One . St. Valentine's Day . " Mr. MMer's ' Smaller Latin Grammar ...

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The English Boccaccio

In an apparently disingenuous comparison of their two translation styles,
Wicksteed allows that Smith's simpler syntax ... himself, with its deliberately
modest tone, artful self-parody, and imitation of Boccaccio's own multiclaused
sentences.

Author: Guyda Armstrong

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442668553

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio has had a long and colourful history in English translation. This new interdisciplinary study presents the first exploration of the reception of Boccaccio’s writings in English literary culture, tracing his presence from the early fifteenth century to the 1930s. Guyda Armstrong tells this story through a wide-ranging journey through time and space – from the medieval reading communities of Naples and Avignon to the English court of Henry VIII, from the censorship of the Decameron to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, from the world of fine-press printing to the clandestine pornographers of 1920s New York, and much more. Drawing on the disciplines of book history, translation studies, comparative literature, and visual studies, the author focuses on the book as an object, examining how specific copies of manuscripts and printed books were presented to an English readership by a variety of translators. Armstrong is thereby able to reveal how the medieval text in translation is remade and re-authorized for every new generation of readers.
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Plato A Guide for the Perplexed

LINGUISTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PLATONIC DIALOGUE Plato's dialogues
are widely considered to be the richest and most artful written Attic Greek. Plato
utilizes an unequalled vocabulary, diverse and impeccable grammar and syntax.
... shades of meaning or emphasis to other words, phrases and sentences, much
in the way that tone of voice or gesture can change the ... A wide variety of styles
is discernible in Plato's writing, from the colloquial style of casual conversation to
a ...

Author: Gerald A. Press

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441104861

Category: Philosophy

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It is widely agreed that Plato laid the foundations for the whole history of western thought and, well over 2000 years later, his work is still studied by every student of philosophy. Yet his thought and writings continue to evoke perplexity in readers; and perplexity (aporia) is itself a characteristic of many of his writings, a recurrent motif of his thought, and apparently an important stage one must pass through along the path to wisdom that Plato presents. Plato: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Plato's philosophy, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex thought of this key philosopher. The book offers a detailed review of all the major dialogues and explores the particular perplexities of the dialogue form. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Plato's thought, the book also provides a cogent and reliable survey of the whole history of Platonic interpretation and his far-reaching influence. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of philosophers.
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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

As intelligence advances, subordinate sentences are employed more and more.
... we are informed that he had not got hold of the new style as Plato did “after his
time. ... and infinitive”; but the terms used are not clear and do not seem to accord
with the nearly unanimous view of the best authorities on Latin Syntax.

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Saturday Review

Politics, Literature, Science and Art. Now ready, 4s. Annually ... “The arrangement
of the Syntax according to the analysis of sentences is a good feature." ..! throum.
“Mr. Miller's ... ENGLISII GRAMMAR, STYLE, and PoETRY. ENG lishi h. xi.

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The New quarterly review and digest of current literature

When he ventures from the a rule of syntax , but neither Gibbon , Robertson , nor
beaten tract of bare narrative he seldom ... Lord Charlemont , and coloured more
highly than This is certainly not an alluring style . the original , and we see at
once that ... sentences do not occur which are occur which are we can scarcely
hope to induce those who neglected certainly inelegant if ... Ah ! relli , if the King
of England on his part would disavow the History , History , how bad a courtier
thou art !

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The Literary World

Of the chapters on the Use of the Alphabet , almost passed from the memory of
American Gender , Syntax , etc. , we can ... Pitchers aller Arten ; stratum of
chronic discontent that qualifles Suppen Tureens ; . all die letzen Styles . the
reader's enjoyment . ... speak scarcely a were but two extremes of relation which
sentence of English , and an itinerant pianoOUTLINES . ... tricky , artful creature ,
beguiling him he has not found a kno dge of English of his reason , taking him
captive through ...

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The Leisure Hour

... limbs , and tulate with his playmates at the occasional imperthe first faint ideas
dawn in their minds , will they fections of their syntax . ... School - life is for a long
time but Observe what a deadly antipathy against the others an artful war
between the pedagogue and ... the graces of style , and remarks the difference
notions about geese and turkeys ; but the barba- between those abrupt
sentences which ...

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The Leisure Hour Monthly Library

... limbs , and tulate with his playmates at the occasional imperthe first faint ideas
dawn in their minds , will they fections of their syntax . ... School - life is for a long
time but Observe what a deadly antipathy against the others an artful war
between the pedagogue and ... the graces of style , and remarks the difference
notions about geese and turkeys ; but the barba- between those abrupt
sentences which ...

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The Jugurthine War of C Sallustius Crispus

SALLUST'S STYLE AND SYNTAX . Brevity , in the opinion of the most competent
Latin critics of imperial times , is the most striking quality of Sallust's style . ...
Sallust's striving after conciseness has greatly influenced the structure of his
sentences . ... He is fond of antithesis , balances the contrasted members with
much care , and not unfrequently has recourse to the artful form of contrast called
chiasmus .

Author: Sallust

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ISBN: UVA:X002022378

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The Jugurthine War

Sallust's STYLE AND SYNTAX. Brevity, in the opinion of the most competent
Latin critics of imperial times, is the most striking quality of Sallust's style. Modern
students agree with their verdict. Sallust's striving after conciseness has greatly
influenced the structure of his sentences. ... the contrasted members with much
care, and not unfrequently has recourse to the artful form of contrast called
chiasmus.

Author: Sallust

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ISBN: UOM:39015008029848

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The Spectator

But the fiction which it contains is rather of the style which we are accustomed to
associate with St. Giles's. ... and beneficence,” or penning, also with perfect
gravity, such sentences as these, a propos of “ancestral worship:”—“It involves an
... He brings on the stage a writer of melodramas, a dull fellow enough, but
possessed of the art of moving transpontine and ... then a brief treatise on “
Homeric Syntax;” and finally the “Notes,” always to the point and concise, without
being defective.

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Family Herald

... and yet , in the very next sentence , he for anybody else but somebody , who is
evidently very especially as the lady of ... What is the worth of common life , it
often tends to make woman artful , little heed to it . ... Mrs. Syntax ( put a leading
number . ... COLLard ( he has little taste for literafault in the genuine classical
style .

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