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"The late Lasch, college history professor and the author of The Culture of Narcissism (1979), among other seminal works, so despaired of his graduate students' writing that he began to compile a list of common compositional errors. This list soon evolved into a full-fledged writing guide. . . . Lasch's wry, distinctive voice is evident throughout."—Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist

Plain Style
A Guide to Written English

Christopher Lasch. Edited by Stewart Weaver

2002 | 136 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $19.95
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Christopher Lasch and the Politics of the Plain Style
A Note on the Text
I Elementary Principles of Literary Construction
II Conventions Governing Punctuation, Capitalization, Typography, and Footnotes
III Characteristics of Bad Writing
IV Words Often Misused
V Words Often Mispronounced
VI Proofreaders' Marks


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