Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies (Paperback)

By Marilyn McEntyre

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802848642, 242pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2009

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-Like any other life-sustaining resource, - says Marilyn McEntyre, -language can be depleted, polluted, contaminated, eroded, and filled with artificial stimulants.- Today more than ever, language needs to be rescued and restored. Drawing on a wide range of sources, both critical and literary, Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies is an engaging address to everyone concerned with preserving the vitality and precision of the spoken and written word.

-If every literate person in the United States read this book, the result could dramatically transform our society. . . . Written with modesty, keen insight, and grace, Marilyn McEntyre's Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies proposes a revolution of human expression that would bring precision, honesty, and felicity to the spoken and written discourse of contemporary culture.