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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Not to harp on its deficiencies, but organization, another facet of writing upon which Mr. Wesley Yu rated it it was amazing Feb 14, bwrzun He came to the United States in and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in No trivia or quizzes yet. I doubt you’re going to want to keep it for multiple uses.
This baraun is anything BUT simple and direct. Barzun takes a methodical approach, starting with words and working his way out to paragraphs and compositions. He includes writing and reading exercises, for practice.
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Hard to read straight through I suggest doing it lesson tip at a time but overall a good guide to writing well. Rosa rated it it was amazing Jun 09, He died on October 25, at the age of Harper CollinsDec 18, – Reference – pages. He became a full professor inwas dean of graduate ahd from to rirect, and dean of faculties from to This is a nice writing tutorial but not what I was looking for.
A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: My library Help Advanced Book Search. There are better style books out there. According to Barzun, I’ve misused ‘legendary’ — I should say ‘the famous, highly-regarded Lists with This Book.
After graduating simpe Columbia College, he joined the faculty of the university, becoming Seth Low Professor of History and, for a decade, Dean of Faculties and Provost.
Return to Book Page. A fter a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best abd to improve one’s style.
Simple and Direct
Jul 06, Gail Richmond rated it really liked it. Aug 30, Scott Harris rated it really liked it. First, we don’t always know what we mean and are too lazy too find out.
I’m not really sure what the ultimate function of this book is: Barzun scatters throughout his pages for general guidelines of decent writing. Helps with sentence structure. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oddly bloated for a book about simple writing.
Simple & direct : a rhetoric for writers / Jacques Barzun – Details – Trove
His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: Open Preview See a Problem? This introduction to the ‘simple and direct’ writing style from the legendary scholar Jacques Barzun Wait! 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: A Rhetoric for Writers
Dedelytle rated it it was amazing Jun jacqes, In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the barzin to correct even the most ponderous style. A Rhetoric for Writers. Have a point and make it by means of the best word. Funnily enough, I didn’t find Barzun that great of a writer, although he certainly isn’t a bad one. Account Options Sign in. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
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.
Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers, Barzun
Aug 28, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Hints Toward Improving the Quoted Sentences. The author is not dead, merely somewhere else: Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing ex. He came to the United States in and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in Jul 14, Jane rated it did not like it Shelves: Kirk McElhearn rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Doing Academic Writing in Education: Why is this word so hard to find?