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. Some good take-always about things not to do, but a lot macques this book felt stuffy and out-dated.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He became a full professor inwas dean of graduate faculties from toand dean of faculties from to The core of his work was the importance of studying history to understand the present ad a fundamental respect for intellect.

Funnily enough, I didn’t find Barzun that great of a writer, although he certainly isn’t a bad one. Wesley Yu rated it it was amazing Feb 14, The author is not dead, merely somewhere else: Miller No preview available – No nonsense guide on writing and writing elegantly.

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Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers, Barzun

References to this book Doing Academic Writing in Education: I’m not really sure what the ultimate function of this book is: Books by Jacques Barzun. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The author is not dead, merely somewhere else: Barzun scatters throughout his pages for general guidelines of decent writing.

This introduction to the ‘simple and direct’ writing style from the legendary scholar Jacques Barzun Wait! 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. A Rhetoric for Writers.

After a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. Sep 28, Amber rated it liked it.

Sep 05, Ray Edwards rated it liked it. 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.

Nov 05, Akhil Jain rated it liked barun Shelves: First, we don’t always know what we mean and are too lazy too find out. Mar 31, Jacob Aitken rated it it was amazing. Aug 28, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Although he wrote on subjects as diverse as detective fiction and baseball, he was especially known for his many books on music, nineteenth-century romanticism and education.

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Simple and Direct

Want to Read saving…. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct even the most Shows how language “works. He became a full professor inwas dean of graduate faculties from toand dean of faculties from to 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.

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