The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English - Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark’s THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR (Little, Brown, $19.99) is an indispensable book for anyone who loves the English language. It is a guide, not a manifesto and Clark is no crusading “grammazon,” but a patient and thorough teacher. Covering the basics with brio, Clark utilizes examples that range from Chaucer to Twitter, religious poetry to Rolling Stone.  His explanation of the deeper elements of writing: standards, meaning, and purpose, are handled deftly with sensitivity and charm.  This book will serve writers at all levels, from beginner to expert, and the section on mastering new forms in the digital age should be required reading for anyone who sets fingers to a keyboard of any type.  Each chapter ends with helpful “keepsake” ideas, and the handy appendices list commonly misspelled and misused words.  This is a book to turn to again and again for both reference and pleasure.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316027908
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Spark - September 8th, 2011

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