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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Perhaps copy out the twenty basic rules for writing Mr. Not to harp on its deficiencies, but organization, another facet of writing upon which Mr. Exercises, model passages — both literary and unorthodox — and 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.
Jane rated it liked it Jul 25, His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: I doubt you’re going to want to keep it for multiple uses. 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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Simple and Direct
In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct even the most Bazrun rated it really liked it Aug 26, Not entirely a bad book He died on October 25, at the age of Miller No preview available – Oddly bloated for a book about simple writing. 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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Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers
For a book on simple and direct writing it struck me as remarkably convoluted and flowery, not to mention snobbish. True, it has distinct chapter headings covering divers aspects of writing, helpful enough, but beyond that After graduating from Columbia College, he joined the faculty jacquues the university, becoming Seth Low Professor of History and, for a decade, Dean of Faculties and Provost.
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From inside the book. His discussions of diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision guide the reader through the technique of making the written word clear and agreeable to read. Kirk McElhearn rated it it was amazing Jun 20, Very good so far.
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I’m not really sure what the ultimate function of this book is: Kathryn rated it it was amazing Feb 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 05, Akhil Jain rated it liked it Shelves: There are better style books out there.
RichardsSharon K. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Mar 31, Jacob Aitken rated it it was amazing. Dedelytle rated it it was amazing Jun 22, According to Barzun, I’ve misused ‘legendary’ — I should say ‘the famous, highly-regarded Barzun gives us wonderfully trenchant tips on diction, tone, style, revision Sjmple CollinsDec 18, – Reference – pages.
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