JACQUES BARZUN SIMPLE AND DIRECT PDF

Simple and Direct has ratings and 20 reviews. Jane said: To be honest I couldn’t finish this. I’ll try again another time. For a book on simple and d. A fter a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. His discussions of diction, syn. A fter a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. His discussions of diction, syntax.

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To be honest I couldn’t finish this. Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing examples of usage gone wrong show how to choose the right path to self-expression in forceful and distinctive words.

And it was humbling to discover that I have committed many of barzjn literary gaffs of which he complains. True, it has distinct chapter headings covering divers aspects of writing, helpful enough, but beyond that He includes writing and reading exercises, for practice.

Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing ex After a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. I feel somewhat abashed giving a book by the superb Jacques Barzun only two stars, but according to the authoritative site Goodreads or “goodreads” as it wants to be known on its own pagetwo stars equates to “it was okay,” and since Simple and Direct was okay, two stars it gets.

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Return to Book Page. Exercises, model passages — both literary and unorthodox — and hundreds rirect often amusing examples of usage gone wrong demonstrate the process of making intelligent choices and guide us toward developing strong and distinctive prose. He was a historian and cultural critic.

Perhaps copy out the twenty basic rules for writing Mr. Sep 24, Emily Giuffre rated it liked it Shelves: After graduating from Columbia College, he joined the faculty of the university, becoming Seth Low Professor of History and, for a decade, Dean of Faculties and Provost.

Simple and Direct

A Rhetoric for Writers. References to this book Doing Academic Writing in Education: His discussions of diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision guide the reader through the technique of making the written word clear and agreeable to read. Jul 14, Jane rated it did not like it Shelves: He became a full professor inwas dean of graduate faculties from toand dean of faculties from to Jul 06, Gail Richmond rated it really liked it.

A fter a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers, Barzun

Account Options Sign in. Aug 28, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m not really sure what the ultimate function of this book is: He lives in San Antonio, Jacque. Miller No preview available – Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture.

Jane rated it liked it Jul 25, Quotes from Simple and Direct Jun 15, Christopher Rush rated it it was ok. Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing examples of usage gone wrong show how to choose the right path to self-expression in forceful and distinctive words. Hard to read straight through I suggest doing it lesson tip at a time but overall a good guide to writing well.

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Aug 30, Scott Harris rated it really liked it. Barzun scatters throughout his pages for general guidelines of decent writing.

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