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Episode 10 – Stanley Fish


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"How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One," by Stanley Fish

Have you ever said to yourself, “Ya know, one day I’m gonna write a book”?  Most people have but they haven’t the slightest clue on how to correctly form INTERESTING sentences.  Sure, you can put words together in a straight line, but if you really want to learn about the art of writing then you will love what this week’s guest has to say.  Meet Stanley Fish.  Professor Fish is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a professor of law at Florida International University, in Miami, as well as Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the author of 12 books. Professor Fish has also taught at the Cardozo School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, and Duke University.  He received his bachelors from UPenn and his PhD from Yale. Fish has also written extensively on the politics of the university, having taken positions supporting campus speech codes and criticizing political statements by universities or faculty bodies on matters outside their professional areas of expertise.

You can find Stanley’s book, How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One, at Amazon and other book stores.

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2 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Connie

    I loved this podcast. I can’t wait to read this book. I hope I can become better at writing and reading, two things I really love. Maybe it will help me learn “how to grammar” too ; )

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