Richard A. Lanham



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A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms

4.09 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 1969 — 8 editions
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Revising Prose

3.92 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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Style: An Anti-Textbook

3.63 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1974 — 4 editions
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The Economics of Attention:...

3.51 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Analyzing Prose

4.08 avg rating — 48 ratings4 editions
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The Electronic Word: Democr...

3.77 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Revising Business Prose

4.15 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Longman Guide to Revising P...

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The Motives of Eloquence: L...

3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Tristram Shandy: Games of P...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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“IT TAKES SOME temerity to publish, in a new edition, a book written more than thirty years ago.”
Richard A. Lanham, Style: An Anti-Textbook

“Your damned nonsense can I stand twice or once, but sometimes always, my God, never. Svatislav Richter, to the second flute at Covent Garden PEOPLE HAVE THOUGHT prose style many things—persuasion or mere music, duty or pastime, ornament only, the man himself. It has been left for Americans to think it a problem: the National Problem, the Communications Problem.”
Richard A. Lanham, Style: An Anti-Textbook

“When a style becomes opaque, when you look at it rather than looking through it, the schoolmarmly bell of reproach begins to ring.”
Richard A. Lanham, Style: An Anti-Textbook

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