Graphics Press has now published Virginia Tufte’s new book, Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. A description of the book, some sample pages, and ordering. About adjectives: all fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentences. They make sentences move. Probably the finest technical poem in English is. Virginia Tufte’s Artful Sentences really came together for me in the last chapter. I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the.

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Gave up fairly senences as did not feel prepared for it in some way. No textbookish commonplaces here. May 11, Kaylee Tanner rated it it was amazing.

In this regard, if you are going to read that s Between her two books, I liked her other on Grammar as Style slightly better. Feb 29, Madly Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fun book for writers and for any English language nerds out there.

Forms that seem limited, and even limiting, in fact offer a range of esntences to a writer in command of them–and one who knows how to transgress against them–to achieve undreamed of effectiveness, grace, and versatility.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The book has artul interest for aspiring writers, students of literature and language, and anyone who finds joy in reading and writing.


Virginia Tufte Find more information about: Apr 08, Jess rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At first, I wondered if I might try too hard to vary the sentence lengths. Subjects English language — Rhetoric.

Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style by Virginia Tufte

Since I’m not a grammar lover, I can empathize with those that are not as in love with the book. Overall, useful to someone doing a close reading And even as she uses advanced terms that may be unknown to the beginning writing student, she explains and defines them.

This book is titillating, if you’re the kind of person who’s titillated by whole chapters on short sentences and parallelism. The E-mail Address es field is required.

Lists with This Book. Aug 12, May Ling rated it it was amazing Shelves: I recently purchased about book about some basic photography techniques. Xentences read this book a few pages at a time over a couple of months.

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Although she begins with the simple sentence, she moves through compound, complex, and compound complex sentences quickly, describing the sentence parts and how they can be used. English language — Style. A book is made up of a collection of scenes, sequels, happenings, vignettes, all made with paragraphs, all constructed by sentences.


Sentencees students grew impatient with the great number of examples. Might be above you, as it’s clearly written by grammar lovers for grammar lovers. One of my favorite go-to books about writing.

Diverse and gorgeous examples to teach grammar.

Artful sentences : syntax as style

Dec 08, Rase McCray added it. And just as a side note, does skimming in desperation count as “read”?

When he gave me this book, which I had not previously heard of, he said that in Davis’s talk on writing, she referenced Artful Sentences as a favorite resource. Lots of cool sentences and plenty of ideas to think about them with and you’d think I’d write a better one here after reading it, right? Your list has reached the maximum number of items. I liked Grammar as Style better for the precise reasons others found the book less useful.