From the recipe novel to the celebrity chef, renowned scholar Sandra Gilbert explores the poetics and politics of food.
The essential guide to writing succinctly.
"Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch is more than just a writing handbook; it’s a key to unlocking every writer’s innate creativity by offering countless paths to verbal expressiveness." —San Francisco Chronicle
From ancient Greece to the Internet—via the Renaissance, Gutenberg, and Madison Avenue—Shady Characters exposes the secret history of punctuation.
A writing handbook that celebrates the infinite pizzazz of verbs.