Friday, September 27, 2013

Strunk & Who? or would that be Strunk & Whom?

There is no required textbook for the course, only a list of recommended readings, mostly style guides like Zinsser and Strunk & White. But there's another Strunk you might want to consider: Strunk & Pritchard.

Stanford Pritchard lives here in Middlebury. He's a jazz musician, a novelist, and generally a man of letters. Stan discovered that the original Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., published in 1918, had gone out of copyright. So he did exactly what E.B. White did in 1959: he entered into a posthumous collaboration with Strunk,updating the older book. Strunk & Pritchard is a steal at $2.99 for Kindle or $9.95 in paperback. You can buy your copy at the Vermont Book Shop, or at Amazon.

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