On Making Oneself Less Unreadable

11 bookmarks. First posted by farley13 6 days ago.

Old Grammar man, sticking it to folks who try to use more complicated words than they need to
5 days ago by edraves
he may end by concealing his meaning not only from his readers but also from himself, and writing such sentences as The actualization of the motivation of the forces must to a great extent be a matter of personal angularity …
language  writing  english 
5 days ago by jjh
literary critics’ words. … The better the critic, the fewer literary critics’ words he uses. The good critic is aware that his public wants to understand, and he has no need to convince it that he knows what he is talking about by parading words that it does not understand. With the inferior critic the establishment of his status is the first consideration … The reader is to have it borne in upon him that a more instructed person than himself is talking to him. One mark of the good literary crit...
6 days ago by timmarkatos
via The Paris Review http://ift.tt/2izNVAw
6 days ago by farley13