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December 24, 2009


Mr Punch

In addition to being a literary scholar, Fish I believe is a law school graduate -- which means he has had more intensive training in writing (of a particular kind) than most academics. How does this shape his views?

I suspect, by the way, that a semester on the school newspaper has more effect on students' writing than any amount or style of formal instruction.


Fish is not a law school graduate. He has held faculty appointments in law schools at Duke and now at FIU, and also in the Dept of Criminal Justice at Chicago, but he does not write or reason remotely like a practicing lawyer.


Mr Fish is a weathercock of a classical kind, he has moved from vague left to fiercer right with age.It's the arteries!!!

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