The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 445

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com 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—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

The Workplace Writer's Process

A Guide to Getting the Job Done

Author: Anne Janzer

Publisher: Cuesta Park Consulting

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 669

The Secrets of Business Writing Success If writing is any part of your job, you owe it to yourself to figure out how to get it done consistently, efficiently, and successfully. This book covers the business communication skills no one teaches you in writing class: How to collaborate effectively with stakeholders or subject matter expertsWhy the style guide is your friend, and how to create one for your businessThe most efficient way to approach revisionHow to set up your projects to sail through reviews and approvals The Workplace Writer's Process is filled with actionable advice that you can use immediately to finish more projects in less time and create content that fuels your career success.

Amerikana

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: V.B.Z. d.o.o. via PublishDrive

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

View: 329

Nagrađivana nigerijska spisateljica Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977.) zasjala je na svjetskoj književnoj sceni romanom Polovica žutog sunca u kojem prikazuje građanski rat u Nigeriji. Amerikana, njezin treći i jednako snažan roman, ocrtava život u poslijeratnoj Nigeriji, ali i u SAD-u i Velikoj Britaniji. Roman je dobio nagradu američkog Nacionalnog udruženja književnih kritičara (kojom su svojedobno ovjenčane i nobelovke Alice Munro i Toni Morrison). Amerikana ponajprije prati sudbinu mladog para ̶ Ifemelu i Obinzea. Njihova Nigerija shrvana je korupcijom i siromaštvom, a ljudi bježe iz zemlje, i to ne zbog gladi ili rata, već zbog „letargije uzrokovane nedostatkom izbora“. Samosvjesna Ifemelu odlazi na studij u Ameriku gdje proživljava neuspjehe i pobjede, nove ljubavne veze i prekide, ali stalno osjeća težinu onoga o čemu u Nigeriji nikad nije razmišljala: svoje rase. Obinze ne uspijeva dobiti američku vizu i odlazi u Englesku gdje radi ilegalno i na kraju je uhićen. Trinaest godina poslije Obinze živi u Nigeriji, obogatio se i zasnovao obitelj, a Ifemelu u SAD-u piše duhovit blog o rasnim temama koji joj donosi slavu i stipendiju na Princetonu. Prekretnica romana njezina je odluka da se vrati u Afriku. Nakon toliko godina odvojenosti i promjena Ifemelu i Obinze sastaju se u naizgled drugačijoj Nigeriji... Amerikana je roman o snazi prve ljubavi i mladenačkim snovima, životu u emigraciji, političkim previranjima, američkom snu. Ona je bogata tapiserija puna živopisnih likova koja prikazuje dva svijeta, onaj nigerijski i američki. Iako progovara o tome što znači biti crne boje kože u 21. stoljeću na Zapadu i ispisuje snažnu priču o rasi i identitetu, Amerikana je u osnovi knjiga o težnji svakoga od nas da u ovome razlomljenom, napuknutom i često okrutnom svijetu nađemo svoje mjesto i smisao. „Neke knjige pripovijedaju velike priče, neke mijenjaju naš pogled na svijet. Amerikana uspijeva u jednom i drugom.“ The Guardian

How Writing Works

From the Invention of the Alphabet to the Rise of Social Media

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 650

As a subject of research, writing has been relatively neglected in favour of verbal language and reading. This book is a new analysis of the process of writing. It explains how the world's greatest authors write; critiques the best guides to writing; and presents new research on creativity and writing.

The Copyeditor's Handbook

A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications

Author: Amy Einsohn

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

View: 976

Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates on the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.

الجبل السحري

Author: توماس مان

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 993

View: 550

يقول الكاتب إنها قمة لم يصل إليها أحد من قبل فى تاريخ الادب والفكر والثقافة بألمانيا.وذلك ما تكلم به الكثيرون هذه الحقيقة تذيع فى العالم لتصل الى بلده من جديد. وهذه القصة عبارة عن سبعة فصول منها فى بداية الفصل الاول فى منتصف الصيف,كان شاب متواضع مسافرا موطنه هامبورغ الى دافو_ بلائر فى إقليم غريسونز.فى زيارة تمتد لثلاثة اسابيع.

How the Mind Works

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 609

"A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." —New York Review of Books In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.

وجدة ميتة

رواية

Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: ناشرون الدار العربية للعلوم

ISBN:

Category: Brennan, Temperance (Fictitious character)

Page: 551

View: 776

عالم جديد شجاع - رواية

Author: ألدوس هكسلي/مروة سامى/-

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 420

بناية رمادية منخفضة ، لا تزيد عن أربعة و ثلاثين طابقاً فقط كُتبت على مدخلها الرئيسى عبارة : ( مركز وسط لندن للتفريخ و التكييف ) ، و كُتب على درع شعار الدولة العالمية : (المجتمع ، و الهوية، و الاستقرار) تُواجه قاعة الطابق الأرضي الفسيحة جهة الشمال ، ممًا يجعلها باردة طوال الصيف ، وراء ألواح النوافذ الزجاجية ، على النقيض من جو الغرفة الاستوائي ، واخترق شعاع رفيع ثاقب النافذة يبحث بنهم عن جسد متدثر ملقى