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Dreyer's English - by Benjamin Dreyer (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Sub-Genre: Grammar & Punctuation

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Random House

Age Range: Adult

Author: Benjamin Dreyer

Language: English

TCIN: 54204923
UPC: 9780812995701
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-7705

Description

"Interwoven with cultural history and lively self-revelation, this bracing manual will up your game even if all you're writing is emails."--People (Book of the Week)

"Call it the hedonic appeal. Dreyer beckons readers by showing that his rules make prose pleasurable. . . . His book is in love with the toothsomeness of language. Its sentences capture writing's physicality."--Katy Waldman, The New Yorker

"Brimming with wit and revelatory wisdom, this style manual-cum-linguistic jubilee from Random House's copy chief . . . entertains as it enlightens."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Random House copy chief and managing editor Benjamin Dreyer is a fixture in the publishing industry and on Twitter for his authoritative yet approachable take on style and grammar. Now he is a Random House author himself. . . . Dreyer's English [is] a helpful, funny style guide replete with supporting references from literature and popular culture."--New York

"An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer's English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly."--Elizabeth Strout

"A mind-blower--sure to jumpstart any writing project, just by exposing you, the writer, to Dreyer's astonishing level of sentence-awareness."--George Saunders

"Farewell, Strunk and White. Benjamin Dreyer's brilliant, pithy, incandescently intelligent book is to contemporary writing what Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry was to medieval English: a gift that broadens and deepens the art and the science of literature by illustrating that convention should not stand in the way of creativity, so long as that creativity is expressed with clarity and with conviction."--Jon Meacham

"It is Benjamin Dreyer's intense love for the English language and his passion for the subject that make the experience of reading Dreyer's English such a pleasure, almost regardless of the invaluable and practical purpose his book serves in such dark and confusing times for grammar and meaning."--Ayelet Waldman & Michael Chabon

"If Oscar Wilde had wanted to be helpful as well as brilliant, if E. B. White and No�l Coward had had a wonderful little boy who grew up to cherish and model clarity, the result would be Benjamin Dreyer and his frankly perfect book. Anyone who writes anything should have a copy by their computer, and perhaps another on the nightstand, just for pleasure."--Amy Bloom

"Dreyer's English is essential to anyone who cares about language. It's as smart and funny as Dreyer is himself. He makes you smile and makes you smarter at the same time."--Lyle Lovett

"Like Dreyer himself, this book reassures as it teaches. The reader never feels spoken down to, as in so many other style guides, but is instead lifted up, inspired to communicate with more clarity and zing. I'll be buying this for friends."--Brian Koppelman, co-creator and showrunner of Billions

"This work is that rare writing handbook that writers might actually want to read straight through, rather than simply consult."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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