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Article/Humble Words Organized Beautifully: Ward Farnsworth on Style

Author::Ed Simon

Recommended By::Person/Andy Matuschak

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over-valorized and pedestrian composition guide

Strunk and White are mummies of the Lost Generation, bound in typewriter ribbon and pickled with scotch, and their adjective-slaying, adverb-slaughtering, violent Fitzgeraldian demands to kill your darlings reflect a type of writing that’s only one example in the many-mansioned house that is literature.


“Some people are bird watchers…I belong to the tribe of sentence watchers."