Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose - Second Edition [Audiobook] download free by Francis Noel Thomas

Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose - Second Edition Audiobook download free by Francis Noel Thomas
  • Listen audiobook: Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose - Second Edition
  • Author: Francis Noel Thomas
  • Release date: 2011/6/13
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Teaching Resources and Education
  • ISBN: 9780691147437
  • Rating: 8.45 of 10
  • Votes: 305
  • Review by: Alonzo Mccoy
  • Review rating: 7.37 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/3
  • Duration: 3H23M57S in 256 kbps (54.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-18
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: ATRAC, MP3, WAV, MPEG4, WMA, FLAC (compression ALZ, AZW4, TGZ, RAR, CBC, TBZ, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 16M44S (4.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: For more than a decade, Clear and Simple as the Truth has guided readers to consider style not as an elegant accessory of effective prose but as its very heart. Francis-Noel Thomas and Mark Turner present writing as an intellectual activity, not a passive application of verbal skills. In classic style, the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader and writer are intellectual equals, and the occasion is informal. This general style of presentation is at home everywhere, from business memos to personal letters and from magazine articles to student essays. Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one.Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. The book is divided into four parts. The first, 'Principles of Classic Style,' defines the style and contrasts it with a number of others. 'The Museum' is a guided tour through examples of writing, both exquisite and execrable. 'The Studio,' new to this edition, presents a series of structured exercises. Finally, 'Further Readings in Classic Prose' offers a list of additional examples drawn from a range of times, places, and subjects. A companion website,, offers supplementary examples, exhibits, and commentary, and features a selection of pieces written by students in courses that used Clear and Simple as the Truth as a textbook.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Study & Learning Skills: General, Semantics, Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides, Writing & Editing Guides
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.82 USD
  • Dimensions: 137.16x213.36x22.86mm
  • Weight: 340g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States

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