The Elements of Style

"A writer is a gunner, sometimes waiting in the blind for something to come in, sometimes roaming the countryside hoping to scare something up." Strunk and White's Elements of Style is back, now published for the first time with artistic style as well, featuring dozens of Maira Kalman's bright paintings. What if you die tomorrow? At least you can still get to E.B. White's fifth chapter ("Be obscure clearly!" "Youths...renovate the language with a wild vigor...") today.

TMN Contributing Writer Anthony Doerr is the author of four books: The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome, and most recently, Memory Wall. He lives in Boise, Idaho, writes the “On Science” column for the Boston Globe, and is a 2010 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Learn more at More by Anthony Doerr

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