Artful Sentences

2006 September 29

Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

Chapter 2 begins with a quote by William H. Gass:

Simplicity is not a given. It is an achievement, a human invention, a discovery, a beloved belief.
It is from this starting point that Virginia Tufte masterfully dissects Gass' construct above to reveals its underlying literate complexity. I always knew that writing isn't simple, and I was glad to see the craft so welllaw2-ed.