Remember that time when a teacher and his student (one of them last name White) got together to teach us all a little about chemistry while delighting us with unforgettable storytelling?
No, I’m not referring to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman of Breaking Bad fame. No I’m talking about a different teacher-student duo who shows us a different type of chemistry—less science and more literary. I’m referring to Professor William Strunk, Jr. and student E. B. White, and their elements are of literary style, which allows for better communication and storytelling, not just words on paper.
Yes, for this month’s bonus episode of The Writer’s Bookshelf, we’re covering the evergreen 100-page style and grammar textbook, The Elements of Style, the one book that no writer of any stripe should be without. So, if you’re without it, then fix that discrepancy immediately.
You can also check out my video review about it to find out why that’s true.
by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White
· Paperback: 105 pages
· ISBN-10: 9780205309023
· ISBN-13: 978-0205309023
· Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (July 23, 1999)
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