Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read (Great Courses Book 1) (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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- 出版社 : Plume (2013年6月25日)
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- > ISBN : 0452298601
- ASIN : B00AEDDRF8
- 语种： : 英语
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Kedar V Hiremath
Write over-long, sing-singy sentences2017年7月12日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This book is more accurately "how to write cumulative sentences." This is the specific kind of sentence that is soaked into every chapter. This is not a balanced book by any means, in that it does not properly discuss different kinds of sentences, but instead to show you everything you ever needed to know about cumulative sentences. He endlessly praises cumulative sentences that read horribly to me because they are just too long. I don't see why he or anyone else would take pleasure in cumulative sentences many levels deep! This man is, all things considered, a teacher, and a good one I think. But he is (as he states in the book) not great, and I think a strong expectation of learning how to write "great sentences" will end in some disappointment. However, this book is well-written, and explains cumulative sentences in useful detail. If you enjoy reading sentences that go on and on forever, you may give this book more than 3 stars
As close to perfection as it is possible to come.2015年7月20日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I can't recall every reading a book that was so interesting, that I enjoyed so much, from which I learned so much, yet was so easy and such a pleasure to read. My enjoyment was marred only by his treatment of figures of speech, and by how badly he misquoted Winston Churchill, who said of the young pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few." He did not say anything as flat and banal as Professor Landon attributed to him: "Never in the history of mankind have so many owed so much to so few." A few of the lengthy passages quoted to make a point are also rather tedious, but these flaws only prove that perfection can never be attained. But this book is as close as one can probably get, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to transition from "professional/academic" prose to fiction.
One of the best books I've read on sentence building2015年10月23日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
One of the best books I've read on sentence building. The author shows you, page by page, the power of the "complex sentence". While simple sentences are called for at times, there are too many how-to books on why you should only write sentences with an arbitrary word count of "15" or something like that. I think the author did a great job of explaining the subject without making whiny critiques of other styles of writing he may be less supportive of. Compare that with some other books on writing, where the author literally has an ax to grind over anyone who would dare use those extended prose that are "self absorbed". This books shows you how relatively simple it is to build upon a simple idea, drawing out complex ideas through words a single sweep. Changed my writing.
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A friendly and excellent demonstration of the art of writing with flair.2018年2月8日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
The book is engaging, illuminating and inspiring. The background knowledge is very informative and has deepened my interest while sharpening my sensitivity to the qualities and functions of sentences. I like the focus on cumulative sentences: the illustrations of syntactic development are very interactive and transferable. The four principles have increased my proficiency in reading and writing. I now deliberately look for them when I read and use them to improve my writing. An excellent handbook. I recommend it to all those who love writing and reading in all disciplines.