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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After a an of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. To ask other readers questions about Simple and Directplease sign up. Aug 28, Jocelyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Connecting the Personal and the Trivia About Simple and Direct A writers’ guide to rhetoric first published inBarzun begins with fiction and covers most of the aspects of writing well: The core of his work was the importance of studying history to understand the present and a fundamental respect for intellect.

Connecting the Personal and the RichardsSharon K. He died on October 25, at the age of Cheryl rated it liked it Apr 25, Funnily enough, I didn’t find Barzun that great of a writer, although he certainly isn’t a bad one. He also examples of bad writing and has a few soap box rants about the poor state of writing in our civilization.

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Hard to read straight through I suggest doing it lesson tip at a time but overall a good guide cirect writing well. Exercises, model passages — both literary and unorthodox — dirfct hundreds of often amusing examples of usage gone wrong demonstrate the process of making intelligent choices and guide us toward developing strong and distinctive prose. Aug 30, Scott Harris rated it really liked it. Although some sections are dated, there is still valuable information included.

He retired from Columbia University in I’ll try again another time. He died on October 25, at the age of Jul 06, kaelan rated it liked it Shelves: According to Barzun, I’ve misused ‘legendary’ — I should say ‘the famous, highly-regarded Sep 28, Amber rated it liked it.

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He was a historian and cultural critic. His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: Wesley Yu rated it it was amazing Feb 14, He retired from Columbia University in To be honest I couldn’t finish this.

Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers – Jacques Barzun – Google Books

Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture. Not to harp on its deficiencies, but organization, another facet of writing upon which Mr.

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A fter a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s eimple.

No eBook available Amazon. He became a full professor inwas dean of graduate faculties from toand dean of faculties from to Doing Academic Writing in Education: Jul 12, Graham Mumm rated it skmple liked it.

Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers

I’m not really sure what the ultimate function of this book is: Mar 28, Dave rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

First, we don’t always know what we mean and are too lazy too find out. Barzun attempts to instruct us, is almost wholly useless in this work.

A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: Amy Koerber rated it liked it Jan 11, The core of his work was the importance of studying history to understand the present and a fundamental respect for intellect.