Tough, sweet and stuffy; an essay on modern American prose styles.

Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1966] .

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Subjects American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American prose literature.
English language -- Style.
English language -- United States -- Style.
Intellectual life.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
United States.
Description xii, 179 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date [1966]
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes": pages 165-173.
Also issued online.
Contents Preface. -- 1. Introductions: meeting people in daily life and in prose. -- 2. Hearing voices: tough talk, sweet talk, stuffy talk. -- 3. Tough talk: the rhetoric of Frederick Henry. -- 4. Dullness and dishonesty: the rhetoric of newswriting. -- 5. Free-style: the rhetoric of unreliable narrators. -- 6. Sweet talk: the rhetoric of advertising. -- 7. Stuffy talk: the rhetoric of hollow men. -- 8. Being serious without being stuffy: some practical advice. -- Appendix A: Styles and statistics: a model T machine style. -- Appendix B: a style sampler: mostly tough, mostly sweet, mostly stuffy, and some mixtures. -- Notes. Index.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)280734
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Gibson, W. Walker.
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