11 July, 2010

Elements of Style

I finally read the whole thing yesterday. This is, without a doubt, the best book about writing I've ever read. It is as important as it is brief. I would try to summarize it, but their isn't any nonessential material. Buy the book, or read some of the rules online (linked above), and live by it.

(I am working on a summary of How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler, and that should be done within a few days. Check back soon.)


Max Weismann said...

We are a not-for-profit educational organization, founded by Mortimer Adler and we have recently made an exciting discovery--three years after writing the wonderfully expanded third edition of How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren made a series of thirteen 14-minute videos, lively discussing the art of reading. The videos were produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica. For reasons unknown, sometime after their original publication, these videos were lost.

Three hours with Mortimer Adler on one DVD. A must for libraries and classroom teaching the art of reading.

I cannot over exaggerate how instructive these programs are--we are so sure that you will agree, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your donation.

Please go here to see a clip and learn more:


ISBN: 978-1-61535-311-8

Thank you,

Max Weismann

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