On Great Writing

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Paperback, Pages: 88

Genres: Philosophy, Classics, Nonfiction, Criticism

Language: English

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On Great Writing
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Celebrated for its own clarity and sublime style, this classic work of literary theory draws on the writings of Demosthenes, Plato, Sappho, Thucydides, Euripides, and Aeschylus, among others, to examine and delineate the essentials of a noble style. The complete translation, from the Greek of A. O. Prickards Oxford text, features an introduction by Grube, establishing the historical and critical context of the work, and a biographical index.

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  •    Mauzragore Montechello
    2020
    i> Gardons-nous d'écrire trop bien. C'est la pire manière qu'il y ait d'écrire.

    Anatole France

    Pero a mí me parece que entre nosotros el estilo es también un problema ético, una cuestión de decencia. ¡Es tan fácil escribir bien!

    Julio Cort√°zar

    Um livro de regras e exemplos que nos diz que seguir regras e exemplos nem sempre resulta. Apolónio de Rodes é, segundo as regras e os exemplos, melhor escritor do que Homero; mas a verdade é que ninguém quer ser Apolónio de Rodes.

    √Č um livro honesto sobre estilo: descreve o sublime e os seus usos menos sublimes, n√£o necessariamente condenando estes. Apesar de tudo, usa √†s vezes um bocado de √©tica como condimento; a est√©tica √© que realmente lhe interessa.

    Come, Isocrates (it might be asked), is it thus that you are going to tamper with the facts about Sparta and Athens? This flourish about the power of language is like a signal hung out to warn his audience not to believe him.

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