White's essays for the new in 1959 he revised and published a book by the late william strunk, jr, the elements of style, which became a standard style manual. Strunk and white's macho grammar club and wannabe hemingways who've feared and revered strunk and white's elements of style as the bible of in his essay why i write the. For readers with ambitions to improve their own writing, white provided the elements of style (penguin, 2005)--a lively revision of the modest guide first composed in 1918 by cornell university professor william strunk, jr. When writing term papers, business memos, or cover letters, remember that your readers may be old-school types who keep strunk and white's elements of style on their desks usage may well be evolving in the ways that favilla describes, but in the here and now, your fate could lie in the hands of people who care about the difference between.
Find great deals on ebay for strunk and white book shop with confidence. Free essay: strunk and white's elements of style a typical science fiction fan can be more familiar about star trek and it's characters than some of their. Phdessay is an educational resource where over 40,000 free essays are collected scholars can use them for free to gain inspiration and new creative ideas for their writing assignments read more. For years, i have kept strunk & white's the elements of style on my bookshelf i tell my students to read it i keep telling my associate to read the copy i put on his desk, although it looks suspiciously pristine.
This is the elements of style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition a new foreword by roger angell reminds readers that the advice of strunk & white is as valuable today as when it was first offeredthis book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of english style to millions of readers. The elements of style summary english professor william strunk jr wrote the elements of style as a guide for his students at cornell university and had it printed privately in 1918. How does a professional writer discuss the elements of style without nervously looking over his shoulder and seeing will strunk and e b white (or thousands of readers of their book) second.
Strunk and white: into the elements again posted september 7, 2012 by pam nelson & filed under copy editing, journalism, linguistics, style, stylebooks. William strunk jr was a professor of english at cornell university and, together with eb white, author of the elements of style (1918) other books in the series elements of composition series (6 books. 'the elements of style' marks its 50th anniversary since eb white revised and expanded the original book by his former cornell professor, william strunk jr (march 26, 2009. In the elements of style (1918), william strunk concentrated on specific questions of usage—and the cultivation of good writing—with the recommendation make every word tell hence the 17th principle of composition is the simple instruction: omit needless words. In american english , a majority of style guides mandate use of the serial comma, including apa style , the chicago manual of style , the mla style manual , strunk and white 's elements of style , and the us government printing office style manual.
The one i chose was the newer edition of strunk and white's the elements of style, with beautiful illustrations by maira kalman as david foster wallace so brilliantly described in his essay. Elements of style [william white, e b strunk] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers buy it study it, enjoy it it's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility. The project gutenberg ebook of the elements of style, by william strunk this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Strunk and white's 'elements of style' is a foundational text for students interested in perfecting their usage and composition skills in the english language.
The elements of style by william strunk jr with revisions, an introduction, and a chapter on writing by e b white f o u r t h edition [note on scan -- left in this text when refering to the actual text means the top, right means the bottom: the log was partially submerged. A rap version of william strunk, jr and eb white's classic elements of style music by valentino my name is strunk and they call me white. No doubt this has been done by someone else out there on the web, but i thought that for my perusal- and for my future reference- i'd jot william strunk's rules (with eb's additions) about writing from the elements of style here.