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A delight to read,
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This review is from: Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose (Learning About Language) (Paperback)
What really comes across in this book is the author's love of literature, and in line with this is evidence that the author has read and studied an incredible amount of material. Because of the breadth of material and high quality of writing, I found myself becoming completely drawn-in by the literature and by the discussion that followed it, so much so that it didn't feel as if I was reading a text book.
Now then, there are a number of text books on stylistics, and many are probably better for someone who wants to get a quick toehold in the subject. But I think that whereas you will dive into the others for a quick memory jog, you will find that you'll come back to this book for the sheer joy of reading it. This is a book to love and learn from.