The Elements of Style | Critical Essay by Robert Kanigel

William Strunk Jr.
This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Elements of Style.
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Critical Essay by Robert Kanigel

SOURCE: A review of The Elements of Style, in Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 22, 1982, p. 4.

In the following laudatory review, Kanigel deems The Elements of Style as a "monument to clear thinking cleanly voiced. "

The world would be a better place if everybody read The Elements of Style; if it were read not just by writers and journalists, but by all who write legal briefs, job applications, love letters, or notes to the teacher; read even by those who never write anything. Even a single reading of the Strunk and White classic imparts immunity to bureaucratic gobbledy-gook, technocratic jargon and psychobabble (at least temporarily). If we all wrote and spoke clearly, without resort to weasel words and fuzzy generalities, maybe we'd all feel more at home with one another.

This is not too grand a judgment to make of...

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