The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

  title={The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century},
  author={S. Pinker},
Steven Pinker, the bestselling author of The Language Instinct, deploys his gift for explaining big ideas in The Sense of Style - an entertaining writing guide for the 21st century. What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this funny, thoughtful book about the modern art of writing, Steven Pinker shows us why we all need a sense of style. More than ever before, the currency of our social and cultural lives is the… Expand
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  • 2020
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