Renowned as a critic, teacher, and educational reformer, Quiller-Couch delivered a series of lectures at the University of Cambridge in 1913-14. His subjects--the artistic and vital nature of language as well as the skills needed to convey and receive the written word--remain as timeless as his advice. This book contains the eminent scholar's remarks from those lectures on the practice of writing, the difference between verse and prose, the use of jargon, style, the history of English literature, and the ways in which English literature is taught at the university. The principles and practical guidelines he sets forth in this volume offer aspiring writers an enduring source of guidance.
- Dewey Decimal: 808.042
- Physical Description: 224 pages
- Edition Info: Paperback; 2006-02-10
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