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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Funnily enough, I didn’t find Barzun that great of a writer, although he certainly isn’t a bad one. References siple this book Doing Academic Writing in Education: In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct even the most ponderous style.
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Jan 26, Mark is currently reading it. Following graduation, didect 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 My library Help Advanced Book Search. Lewis – here and there a touch of good grammar for picturesqueness. Although he wrote on subjects as diverse as detective fiction and baseball, barrzun was especially known for his many books on music, nineteenth-century romanticism and education.
Barzun gives us an extended survey of punctuation, but inscrutably he defines colons in contradistinction to his own usage throughout the book. A Rhetoric for Writers by Jacques Barzun.
According to Barzun, I’ve misused ‘legendary’ — I should say ‘the famous, highly-regarded He died on October 25, at the age of digect He retired from Columbia University in Stuff you already know, phrased lean and tough. Wesley Yu rated it it was amazing Feb 14, This introduction to the ‘simple and direct’ writing style from the legendary scholar Jacques Barzun Wait!
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Jun 15, Christopher Rush rated it it was ok. He retired from Columbia University in Adam rated it really liked it Aug 26, Jul 14, Jane rated it did not like it Shelves: Apr 17, Sarah Schultz marked it as to-read.
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Mar 28, Dave rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Shows how language “works. The reasons are many. From inside the book.
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References to this book Doing Academic Writing in Education: Try to absorb as much as you can. 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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Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers
Common terms and phrases adjective adverb ambiguity avoid beginning Besseggen called clause clear cliches close colloquial comes comma complete compound compound sentences confusion connotation credibility gap diction difference direct discussed earlier English error erwise euphemism example expression fact false feel follow give habit hyphens idea idiom idiomatic Jacques Barzun jargon keep kind language linking logic look malaprops Malocclusion mark Mark Twain meaning Mephistopheles metaphor mind modifiers never notes nouns object pair paragraph person phrases plain possible preposition Principle pronoun prose pseudo-technical punctuation question reader reason refer remember revising rhythm sense sentence serial comma short simple slang sound speech strong verbs style suggest sure talk tautology tence Terminiello thing thought tion tone Trent’s Last try square turn usage usually verb words writing written wrong.
Perhaps copy out the twenty basic rules for writing Mr. Account Options Sign in. He became a full professor inwas dean of graduate faculties from toand dean of faculties from to Connecting the Personal and the Cheryl rated it liked it Apr 25, Barzun gives us wonderfully trenchant tips on diction, tone, style, revision Toward the end Mr.
Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers by Jacques Barzun
Some good take-always about things not to do, but a lot of this book felt stuffy and out-dated. Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing ex. If there is any gate to the left or right, the readers will most certainly go into it. His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: I would say it’s pitched to undergraduate and graduate students. To ask other firect questions about Simple and Directplease sign up. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Quotes from Simple and Direct Want to Read jaqcues.
Helps with sentence structure.