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On writing well : an informal guide to writing nonfiction, William Zinsser

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On writing well : an informal guide to writing nonfiction
Title
On writing well
Title remainder
an informal guide to writing nonfiction
Statement of responsibility
William Zinsser
Title variation
Guide to writing nonfiction
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this fifth edition of On Writing Well William Zinsser has further refined and updated a classic that has sold more than 700,000 copies since it was published in l976 - one of America's continuing best-sellers. Based on a course that Zinsser taught at Yale and on his long experience as a free-lance writer, editor and teacher, the book has been praised by thousands of writers, journalists, teachers, students and grateful users as the best book on nonfiction writing they have ever read - even more useful and helpful than Strunk and White's The Element of Style." "Considerably reorganized, this edition has many new sections - especially in the chapters on interviewing, travel, memoir, science, sports and humor - and new examples of good writing by women and by writers from other cultural traditions. Throughout, outdated passages and references have been eliminated or replaced. The book also examines certain new trends in nonfiction writing that have arisen since the previous edition, such as the fabrication and manipulation of quotes and the self-aggrandizement of sportswriters at the expense of the sport." "While retaining all the strong qualities of earlier editions, the fifth edition of On Writing Well focuses with new sharpness on the needs of writers in the mid-1990s."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1922-2015.
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Zinsser, William
Dewey number
808/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1429
LC item number
.Z5 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • Exposition (Rhetoric)
  • Report writing
Label
On writing well : an informal guide to writing nonfiction, William Zinsser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-287) and index
Contents
Principles --- Forms and methods
Control code
ocm29563709
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
5th ed.rev. and updated.
Extent
ix, 300 p.
Isbn
9780062715876
Label
On writing well : an informal guide to writing nonfiction, William Zinsser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-287) and index
Contents
Principles --- Forms and methods
Control code
ocm29563709
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
5th ed.rev. and updated.
Extent
ix, 300 p.
Isbn
9780062715876

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