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Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing Hardcover – 1 Mar 2012

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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199782504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199782505
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 3.6 x 16.3 cm
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Elbow is his own best argument for speaking onto the page: His voice is both authoritative and affable, conversational and professorial. (Erin McKean, International Herald Tribune)

it is written in [the author's] wonderfully approachable, affable voice; it emphasizes the need to indulge one's own impetus when writing, to pour oneself into "freewrites" ... The book is organized in a unique and purposeful manner ... Highly recommended. (E. McCourt, Jacksonville University, CHOICE)

About the Author

Peter Elbow is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he also directed the Writing Program from 1996 until 2000. He is the author of Writing Without Teachers (Oxford UP 1973), Writing With Power (Oxford UP 1981), Embracing Contraries (Oxford UP, 1986), Everyone Can Write (Oxford UP, 2000), and Being A Writer (McGraw-Hill, 2002).

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