Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 5¼ x 8½
978-1-4422-4195-4 • Paperback • August 2014 • $10.95 • (£7.99)
978-1-4422-4196-1 • eBook • August 2014 • $9.99 • (£7.99)
Stan Malless has taught literature, composition and grammar at both grade school and collegiate levels. His poetry has appeared in Antietam Review, The Antigonish Review and Lyrical Iowa. He lives in Des Moines with his wife.
Jeff McQuain has a Ph.D. in Literary Studies from The American University, where he has also taught college composition. He was a longtime research associate for the “on Language” column in The New York Times and he is the author of the syndicated newspaper feature “Our Language.”
6. Works Consulted
7. Index of the Terms
This concise title is a list of basic terms for literature, composition, and grammar, terms selected as being those that students from middle school to high school and beyond should be familiar with, along with basic rules for capitalization and punctuation. A bibliography and index round out the content. The book is divided into five parts. The three major parts are literature (the art of written communication), composition (the craft of written communication), and grammar (the rules of written communication and spoken communication), and the two minor are guidelines for capitalization and punctuation. This work will be of interest to students of all ages and anyone who needs to communicate.
— American Reference Books Annual
The most useful short course in English I’ve ever read…
— William Safire, THE NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY MAGAZINE