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ERIC Number: EJ855968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
The Fighting Style: Reading the Unabomber's Strunk and White
Prendergast, Catherine
College English, v72 n1 p10-28 Sep 2009
The fiftieth anniversary of the Strunk and White edition of "The Elements of Style" is an appropriate occasion for considering its enormous popularity. Especially interesting is the esteem for the book held by Theodore Kaczynszki, convicted as the Unabomber. His embrace of Strunk and White's values points to a kind of violence and primitivist nostalgia in their ideology of style. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Language: English
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