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The Resource Reading style : a life in sentences, Jenny Davidson

Reading style : a life in sentences, Jenny Davidson

Label
Reading style : a life in sentences
Title
Reading style
Title remainder
a life in sentences
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Davidson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing style. At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, her book shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments and subjective preferences that turn reading into a highly personal and political act
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Jenny
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
LC call number
PN204
LC item number
.D38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Readability (Literary style)
  • Literary style
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Criticism, Textual
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Reading style : a life in sentences, Jenny Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Glimmer Factor: Anthony Burgess's 99 Novels -- Lord Leighton, Liberace, and the Advantages Of Bad Writing: Helen Dewitt, Harry Stephen Keeler, Lionel Shriver, George Eliot -- Mouthy Pleasures and the Problem Of Momentum: Gary Lutz, Lolita, Lydia Davis, Jonathan Lethem -- The Acoustical Elegance of Aphorism: Kafka, Fielding, Austen, Flaubert -- Tempo, Repetition, and a Taxonomy Of Pacing: Peter Temple, Neil Gaiman, A. L. Kennedy, Edward P. Jones -- Late Style: The Golden Bowl and Swann's Way -- Disordered Sentences: Georges Perec, Roland Barthes, Wayne Koestenbaum, Luc Sante -- Details That Linger and the Charm Of Voluntary Reading: George Pelecanos, Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon -- The Ideal Bookshelf: the Rings of Saturn and the Line Of Beauty -- The Bind of Literature and the Bind of Life: Voices From Chernobyl, Thomas Bernhard, Karl Ove Knausgaard
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780231168588
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 857743783
  • (OCoLC)857743783
Label
Reading style : a life in sentences, Jenny Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Glimmer Factor: Anthony Burgess's 99 Novels -- Lord Leighton, Liberace, and the Advantages Of Bad Writing: Helen Dewitt, Harry Stephen Keeler, Lionel Shriver, George Eliot -- Mouthy Pleasures and the Problem Of Momentum: Gary Lutz, Lolita, Lydia Davis, Jonathan Lethem -- The Acoustical Elegance of Aphorism: Kafka, Fielding, Austen, Flaubert -- Tempo, Repetition, and a Taxonomy Of Pacing: Peter Temple, Neil Gaiman, A. L. Kennedy, Edward P. Jones -- Late Style: The Golden Bowl and Swann's Way -- Disordered Sentences: Georges Perec, Roland Barthes, Wayne Koestenbaum, Luc Sante -- Details That Linger and the Charm Of Voluntary Reading: George Pelecanos, Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon -- The Ideal Bookshelf: the Rings of Saturn and the Line Of Beauty -- The Bind of Literature and the Bind of Life: Voices From Chernobyl, Thomas Bernhard, Karl Ove Knausgaard
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780231168588
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013030998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 857743783
  • (OCoLC)857743783

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