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Charming and erudite, from the author of the forthcoming Enlightenment Now February, The wit and insight and clarity he bringsis what makes this book such a gem TimeWhy is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media Do the kids today even care about good writingand why should we care From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and the forthcomingEnlightenment NowIn this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, andNew York Timesbestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty first century Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best


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