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A Cappella Books and DBF/365 Present Steven Pinker
SCADshow
Atlanta, GA
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Oct 16, 2014 8:00 PM
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Admission with Book $30.00 ($32.04 w/service fee) Sales Ended
Includes a signed copy of The Sense of Style
Admission without book $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee) Sales Ended
Does not include The Sense of Style
 


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A Cappella Books and DBF/365 Present Steven Pinker
A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care?

In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn't carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.

In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish.

Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right.

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SCADshow (View)
173 14th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States


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Arts > Literary

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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