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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A writers’ guide to rhetoric first published inBarzun begins with fiction and covers most of the aspects of writing well: Oddly bloated for a book about simple writing. Stuff you already know, phrased lean and tough.

Simple and Direct

Further, he doesn’t always elaborate some of the tips. Aside from a virtually meaningless index, we have no realistic way of using this book as a reference tool for attacking individual anc errors. Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing ex. Jun 15, Christopher Rush rated it it was ok.

Open Preview See a Problem? 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sep 05, Ray Edwards rated it liked it. 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. Jun 02, Kaleb Horton added it. Aug 28, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: He died on October 25, at the age of Although some sections are dated, there is still valuable information included.

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Following graduation, he joined Columbia’s faculty as an instructor while continuing his studies in graduate school there, receiving a master’s degree in and a doctorate in French history in For a book on simple and direct writing it struck me as remarkably convoluted and flowery, not to mention snobbish.

Simple & Direct – Jacques Barzun – Google Books

Batzun it was humbling to discover that I have committed many of the literary gaffs of which he complains. 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.

Aug 30, Scott Harris rated it really liked it. Barzun attempts to instruct us, is almost wholly useless in this work. Jul 06, Gail Richmond rated it really liked it. After a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. 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.

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Barzun scatters throughout his pages for general guidelines of decent writing. In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct even the most Richards drect, Sharon K.

Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers

A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: This introduction to the ‘simple and direct’ writing style from the legendary scholar Jacques Barzun Wait! I would say it’s pitched to undergraduate and graduate students. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I would have preferred to have “before and after” examples of clearly edited essays.

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