Saturday, January 3, 2009
The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style, E.B. White and William Strunk's 1918 classic manual on writing and usage, has long been considered the rule book for English grammer and composition.
Now with a new edition featuring illustrations by Maira Kalman, the book is grabbing attention from new admirers - me.
To make a long story short, The Elements of Style changed the way people wrote in the later half of the 20th century. English evolved into a much more simpler way of expressing ideas, and the book was the vehicle that carried that notion and the way we all write today.
I recommend this book to anyone who has a love for writting, or to those who collect books. The new look makes for a nice coffee table book too.