Exquisite Words, the back to work edition

Posted on January 5, 2012 by

This is from the intro of the book Snuffy bought me for the holidays. It’s to the point, beautifully phrased, and encapsulates something I relate to, very much, in my role as a teacher of writers. In fact, it might pass for a 2012 resolution if it weren’t something I’m trying to get others to do.

I am committed by trade to urging people to attend carefully to the verbal surfaces of what they read.

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt

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