How to write a sentence: An interview with Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish at Pitt

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What makes a stellar statement? A simple sentence, or a mysterious malapropism?

Alone among his academic peers, Stanley Fish is notable for his incisive analysis and straightforward summations of the most complex topics.

In this interview with Neal Conan on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” Fish draws principles from his new book, How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One, demonstrating that meaning follows structure and structure reveals relationships.