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A professor of English critically views the quality and teaching of prose style in America and suggests immediate educational reforms
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Richard A. Lanham is professor emeritus of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, and president of Rhetorica, Inc., a consulting and editorial services company. He is the author of numerous books, including A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms, Analyizing Prose, The Electronic Word. His most recent book, The Economics of Attention, was published by the University of Chicago Press.Review:
Praise for Richard Lanham and Style: An Anti-Textbook
“A necessary manual for those interested in the perpetuation, and the possibilities, of good English prose.”―Harper’s Magazine
“[Lanham’s] style is notable for its audacity, liveliness, and grace.”―The Times Literary Supplement
“The most applicably provocative book on the subject of prose style available. Imperative reading for all teachers and students of writing.”―Choice
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Book Description Yale Univ Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110300017200
Book Description Yale Univ Pr. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0300017200 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0069428
Book Description Yale Univ Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0300017200