How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One


52 reviews

Written by Stanley Fish

Published by Harper

Jan, 2011

176 pages



New York Times Bestseller

Both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style” – Adam Haslett, Financial Times

“A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language.” – Slate

“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”
 —Roy Blount Jr.

In this entertaining and erudite New York Times bestseller, beloved professor Stanley Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure. Drawing on a wide range of  great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen, How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a spirited love letter to the written word, and a key to understanding how great writing works.



Title: How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
Author: Stanley Fish
Language: English
Length: 176
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
ISBN-10: 0061840548
ISBN-13: 9780061840548