How to Write a Sentence And How to Read One

ISBN-10: 0061840548
ISBN-13: 9780061840548
Edition: 2011
Authors: Stanley Fish
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Description: This is an entertaining, erudite celebration of language and rhetoric drawing on a wide range of examples from Hobbes to Scalia to Elmore Leonard.

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This is an entertaining, erudite celebration of language and rhetoric drawing on a wide range of examples from Hobbes to Scalia to Elmore Leonard.

Stanley Eugene Fish, who writes on law and literary criticism and history, was born on April 19, 1938, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. Fish holds a Ph.D. from Yale. During his career, he has held major academic posts, serving as Kenan Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University from 1974 to 1985 and as Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English and Law at Duke University since 1985. He is known for his expertise in English literature and literary theory, particularly the subjectivity of textual interpretation. Fish's works include Is There a Text in This Class?: The Authority of Interpretative Communities, 1980 and Doing What Comes Naturally: Change, Rhetoric, and the Practice of Theory in Literary and Legal Studies, 1989. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1969.

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