JACQUES BARZUN SIMPLE AND DIRECT PDF

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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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Jun 15, Christopher Rush rated it it was ok. Some good take-always about things not to do, but a lot of this book felt stuffy and out-dated. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not to harp on its diirect, but organization, another facet of writing upon which Mr. He came to the United States in and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in Barzun gives his take on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision to guide you like a college student simlpe making your writing clear and pleasant to read.

This book is anything BUT simple and direct. Lewis – here and there a touch of good grammar for picturesqueness. Common terms and phrases adjectives adverb ambiguous avoid Besseggen better called clause clear cliches colloquial comma compound confusion connotation correct crime fiction Detective Fiction diction direction discussed English euphemism example expression fact false feel follow gender jqcques hyphen idea idiom idiomatic implies jargon keep kind language linking logic look malaprops malocclusion mark Mark Twain matter meaning Mephistopheles metaphors mind modifiers never noun object once one’s pair paragraph person phrase plain preposition Principle pronoun prose pseudo-technical punctuation question reader reason refer remember revision rhythm sense sentence serial comma short simple slang sound speech strong verbs style suggest sure talk tautology tence thing thought tion tone Jacqufs Last try square turn usage usually verb vogue words words writing written wrong.

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Doing Academic Writing in Education: A fter iacques lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style.

Kirk McElhearn rated it it was amazing Jun 20, 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 barzhn guide the reader through the technique of making the written word clear and agreeable to read. Apr 17, Sarah Schultz marked it as to-read. If there is any gate to the left or right, the readers will most certainly go into it.

Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers by Jacques Barzun

Connecting the Personal and the Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and simplee, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct batzun the most ponderous style.

To ask other readers questions about Simple and Directplease sign up. Aside from a virtually meaningless index, we have no realistic way of using this book as a reference tool for attacking individual writing errors.

Jul 06, kaelan rated it liked it Shelves: Barzun gives us wonderfully trenchant tips on diction, tone, style, revision Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing ex. 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. Further, he doesn’t always elaborate some of the tips.

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Simple and Direct

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Jul 12, Graham Mumm rated it really liked it. He retired from Columbia University in His discussions of diction, syntax, tone, durect, composition, and revision guide the reader through the technique of making the written word clear and agreeable to read. Sep 24, Emily Giuffre rated it liked it Shelves: Although some sections are dated, there is still valuable information included. A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: Nov 05, Akhil Jain rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 30, Scott Harris rated it really liked it.

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