with a Preface by
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is the third and last of a series of short books in which Mr Wallerstein defends English against a loss of linguistic resource inseparable from the cultural collapse of the last thirty or so years.
English prose has become much less expressive and coherent, as he demonstrated in Dear Mr Howard
. Lexical and grammatical incorrectness in speech is shown, in The Liza Doolittle Syndrome
, to be a failure to make sense.
takes on the spelling reformers who say that English spelling is chaotic and needs to be made more simply phonetic. Wallerstein demonstrates that this view comes from a drastically simplified idea of what spelling and punctuation do, and ignores the graphically informative nature of the systemanother way of missing linguistic resource.
The three booklets together constitute a defence of English in our time, that is, of whatever possibility we may have of making sense in our own language.
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He has a sharp eye for orthographic patterns*
Who Killed the Bible?
. . . and impressive convictions concerning the underlying rules of the written language.TLS
second edition, with a new concluding chapterISBN 978 0 907839 87 3
The English Bible and the Idea of a Christian Society
xii + 136 pp A5 paperback £9.60
Mr Robinsons argument, that all
recent English translations of the Bible go wrong because they put into practice both mistaken theories and a mistaken notion of theory, needs to be followed in detail. This much-revised second edition concludes with a new chapter about the relation of the English Bible to the nation. It should be read in conjunction with the downloadable essay Is the Bible a Book? listed in the third column on this page.
Paperback editions of Christopher Morgan's two collectionsThe Fire Jump
and Other Poems
andStalking the A4
From the cover of the latter:
Especially in the twenty-first century it is not faint praise to call a writer a supreme master of the iambic pentameter, and Morgan's fluency in other forms is amazing. But Christopher Morgan should not be offered as a poets' poet, to be relished only by connoisseurs of verse: these poems are moving and funny as well as immediatey appealing.Stalking the A4
For the new edition of The Fire Jump Morgan has included one new poem, discarded the French and Spanish poems, and revised and re-ordered the whole collection.
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The Fire Jump & Other Poems
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The St Peters
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This handy-sized volume, made for the choir of St Peters College, Oxford, has settings for all the chants of the Matins and Evensong of the Book of Common Prayer. The Psalms are organised by days, as in that Book, and there is a range of alternatives for the Te Deum, Benedictus, Benedicite, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis and Easter Anthems / Venite. Composers come from all the centuries of Anglican chant and include no less than four Purcells.
Professor Wulstan is perhaps the only living scholar distinguished both as a Hebraist, a musicologist and a conductorhe founded and for many years conducted the Clerkes of Oxenford, the pioneers of authentic performance of Tudor church musicbut is also an experienced church organist and has a good idea of what choirs and congregations are likely to be able to sing well. His advice about phrasing and pointing is practical as well as authoritative.
The Introduction gives a succinct account of the development of Anglican chant and its relation to the original Hebrew of the Psalms, together with some useful Notes for Musical Directors. A version of this Intro-duction appeared in Faith & Worship 69, Michaelmas 2011, and can be read on the Prayer Book Society website.
Any musically literate person following the Prayer Book custom of reading through the Psalms once a month could for a change enjoy using this book to sing them, but its most likely users are church and college choirs or choir-led congregations. Any choirmaster or church-warden ordering ten or more copies may have a discount on the already low price: please email us to inquire or to request a specimen copy.
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