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William Strunk Jr. (1869–1946)

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William Strunk Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 1, 1869. He received a bachelor's degree at the University of Cincinnati in 1890 and Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1896. He taught English at Cornell University for forty-six years. He wrote two books: The Elements of Style, which was later vis mere published under the title The Elements and Practice of Composition, and English Metres. He was also an editor and edited important works by such authors as William Shakespeare, John Dryden, and James Fenimore Cooper. He served as a literary consultant to the 1936 MGM film version of Romeo and Juliet. He died on September 26, 1946. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) The Elements of Style was later edited and expanded by E.B. White and is now often referred to as 'Strunk and White'. This page is for the author William Strunk, Jr., alone - please do not combine with the page for Strunk and White, or E.B. White.

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The Elements of Style (1959) 19,750 eksemplarer
The Elements of Style Illustrated (1747) 1,667 eksemplarer
Manual of Style/Elements of Style (2007) 7 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1869-07-01
Dødsdag
1946-09-26
Begravelsessted
Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca, New York, USA
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Dødssted
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Bopæl
Ithaca, New York, USA
Uddannelse
University of Cincinnati (BA | 1890)
Cornell University (Ph.D. | 1896)
Erhverv
professor (English)
writer
Relationer
Strunk, W. Oliver (son)
White, E.B. (student)
Organisationer
Cornell University
Kort biografi
William Strunk, Jr., and his wife had two sons and a daughter.  E.B. White praised Strunk's work The Elements of Style, usually referred to as "Strunk & White", as a "43-page summation of the case for cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity in the use of English" that has not been surpassed in the decades since it was first published.
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The Elements of Style was later edited and expanded by E.B. White and is now often referred to as 'Strunk and White'. This page is for the author William Strunk, Jr., alone - please do not combine with the page for Strunk and White, or E.B. White.

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SantosTiny | Feb 3, 2024 |
Este livro é muito citado em obras de escritores que falam da escrita. Muitos citam este pequeno livro, tão simples, tão prático, mas que nos enriquece com tantas sugestões de uma boa escrita.
O original é em inglês e, por isso, alguns casos seriam muito mais óbvios na língua nativa.
Considero que é um livro essencial para quem tem ambições a escrever ao nível profissional. Para todos os pontos abordados, tem exemplos concretos, como fica bem, como fica menos bem. É muito objetivo, seguindo as regras que sugere, poupar nas palavras, ser objetivo e cumprir a razão primordial: que quem nos leia nos compreenda!
Recomendo. Lê-se em duas ou três horas, mas é um apoio de cabeceira. Para consultar sempre que necessário.
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jpedro_1966 | Jan 23, 2024 |
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You can’t go wrong with this advice. Short, sweet, and to the point. Absolutely timeless. Writers and editors alike can learn from this.
 
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amagsmith | 190 andre anmeldelser | Oct 25, 2023 |
Definitely a textbook. Really the only parts of interest in this book that I found were chapters 2: Elementary Principles of Composition and 5: An Approach to Style. Chapter 2 was the more interesting and informative of the two. The rest is okay for a mechanical refresher on English sentences though a few might be a little outdated in this edition. Overall, I would recommend this if you're interested in a few pointers to sharpen your writing.
 
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Ranjr | 190 andre anmeldelser | Jul 13, 2023 |

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