How to Write

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Sun & Moon Press, 1995 - Literary Collections - 428 pages
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First published in 1931, How to Write contains Stein's thoughts about the craft of writing - about words, sentences, paragraphs, grammar, and narrative. Writing in her inimitable style, Stein lucidly explains her thoughts on writing everything from a sentence to a syllable, from the paragraph to whole grammars.
Famous among the essays of this volume are "Sentences and Paragraphs," "Arthur A Grammar," "Sentences," "Regular Regularly in Narrative," "Finally George A Vocabulary," and "Forensics." Together these essays and others reveal Stein's ideas and techniques and provide a read that is unique and exhilarating.

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This book makes a lot of sense. This book makes a lot of nonsense. this book is fun to wit: at Shakespeare. At Shakespeare and company typing at Shakespeare typing in stereo to type them to stereo ... Read full review

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Arthur A Grammar
37
A Grammarian
100
Aftemote
425
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Famous writer Gertrude Stein was born on February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, PA and was educated at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins medical school. Stein wrote Three Lives, The Making of Americans, and Tender Buttons, all of which were considered difficult for the average reader. She is most famous for her opera Four Saints in Three Acts and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was actually an autobiography of Stein herself. With her companion Alice B. Toklas, Stein received the French government's Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise for theory work with the American fund for French Wounded in World War I. Gertrude Stein died in Neuilly-ser-Seine, France on July 27, 1946.

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