New Release Books by Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin Dreyer is the author of Dreyer's English (Adapted for Young Readers) (2022), Dreyer's English: an Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style (2020), Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style (2019) and Affirmation and Reaction (2020).

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Dreyer's English (Adapted for Young Readers)

release date: Feb 22, 2022
Dreyer's English (Adapted for Young Readers)
Adapted from the New York Times bestseller by Random House''s longtime copy chief, this informative and witty guide to writing and grammar, written especially for a younger audience, entertains as well as instructs. Full of advice, insider wisdom, and fascinating facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to anyone who wants to be confident in their writing skills, or anyone who enjoys the power of language. Explored throughout are the mysteries of using punctuation, word choice decisions, and more, presented in a clear, concise and accessible manner made fun! Praise for the New York Times bestseller DREYER''S ENGLISH: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine,Paste, and Shelf Awareness "Essential (and delightful!)" --People "Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page." --The Wall Street Journal "Destined to become a classic." --The Millions "Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He''ll entertain you while he''s at it." --Newsday

Dreyer's English: an Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

release date: Aug 06, 2020

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

release date: May 30, 2019
Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
''An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer''s English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.'' ELIZABETH STROUT ''A complete joy. For those who care about words - and for those who don''t - Dreyer''s English is the book we have all been waiting for. Wise, funny, no-nonsense, stylish and brilliantly practical.'' RACHEL JOYCE _____________ An indispensable, New York Times-bestselling guide to the craft of writing from Random House''s long-time copy chief and one of Twitter''s leading language gurus. We all write, all the time: books, blogs, tweets, emails, emails, emails - and we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As copy chief of Random House, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike - not to mention his followers on social media - for playfully, brilliantly deconstructing the English language. Dreyer''s English is the distillation of everything he has learned from copyediting thousands of books, the perfect guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. Both authoritative and amusing, Dreyer''s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en-dash; the rules and non-rules of grammar, including why it''s OK to begin a sentence with ''And'' or ''But'' and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it''s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including ''very'', ''rather'', ''of course'', and the dreaded ''actually''. And yes: ''Only godless savages eschew the Oxford comma.'' Stuffed with advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people''s prose, and - perhaps best of all - an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language. _____________ This book is written in British English. _____________ ''Benjamin Dreyer''s brilliant, pithy, incandescently intelligent book is to contemporary writing what Geoffrey Chaucer''s poetry was to medieval English: a gift that broadens and deepens the art and the science of literature'' JON MEACHAM ''A fascinating guide to grammatical ''rights'' and ''wrongs'' - practical and useful'' SEBASTIAN FAULKS, SUNDAY TIMES ''A pleasing read for anyone who has an appreciation for the written word.'' TIME MAGAZINE, BEST 10 NON-FICTION BOOKS OF 2019 ''Witty and piquant [...] full of jokes - and equally full of deliciously deprecating footnotes.'' JEWISH CHRONICLE ''Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer''s English.'' WALL STREET JOURNAL ''A mind-blower--sure to jumpstart any writing project, just by exposing you, the writer, to Dreyer''s astonishing level of sentence-awareness.'' GEORGE SAUNDERS, author of Lincoln in the Bardo ''Benjamin Dreyer is wise and bitterly experienced and fantastically good company. You should buy his book and read it.'' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ''Boisterously well written ... I recommend it highly.'' INDEPENDENT ''Dreyer promises to reveal "some of the fancy little tricks I''ve come across or devised that can make even skilled writing better", and does so with accuracy, style, and humour'' GUARDIAN ''This work is that rare writing handbook that writers might actually want to read straight through, rather than simply consult.'' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Affirmation and Reaction

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Affirmation and Reaction
Does our physicality influence society? If it does then what meaning can be derived from that relationship? What follows is an analysis of theory which strives to develop a conceptualization of reality and society which incorporates both a radical social constructivism with the assumption or “givenness” of external reality. The works being drawn upon are predominately associated with phenomenological sociology, systems theory, and semiotics but additional works from philosophy and political science are considered. The result of this venture is the conclusion that affirmation, the proof of the reaction, is the foundation of society. From this conclusion follows the postulation that the greatest danger to social change is the subversion of meaningful action through the creation of recursive forms of affirmation which disperse collective resistance into systems of limited influence.
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