Follett, Wilson

(1887 – 1963) A writer now known exclusively for Follett's Modern American Usage, a guide to grammar and usage that, because it was unfinished when he died, was completed by his friend Jacques Barzun and published posthumously. He's an American answer to Fowler.

According to the critic Louis Kronenberger, the book was "the most high-minded book of its kind since Fowler, and perhaps the only book with comparable credentials, sensibilities, and standards."

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