Jacques Barzun offers 20 principles for good writing in Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers: Have a point and make it by means of the best. 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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Hints Toward Improving the Quoted Sentences. Customers who bought this item also bought. Return to Book Page. Harper CollinsDec 18, – Reference – pages. Aside from a virtually meaningless index, we have no realistic way simplr using this book as a reference tool for attacking individual writing errors.
Try to absorb as much as you can. Aug 30, Scott Harris rated it really liked it. 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 give hyphen idea anr 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 Trent’s Last try square turn usage usually verb vogue words words writing written wrong.
Simple and Direct
Mar 28, Dave rated it really liked it Shelves: Barzun can be didactic but his gentle wit makes diect for finger wagging. Set up a giveaway. Quotes from Simple and Direct The book can work xirect a kind of textbook in a beginning or intermediate writing class; or as a supplement. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He was a historian and cultural critic.
Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Connecting the Personal and the He also examples of bad writing and has a few soap box rants about the poor state of writing in our civilization. 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. Preview — Simple and Direct by Jacques Barzun.
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Although he wrote on subjects as diverse as detective fiction and baseball, he was especially known for his many books on music, nineteenth-century romanticism and education. Share your thoughts with other customers. English Choose a language for shopping. Stuff you already know, phrased lean and tough.
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See all 25 reviews. Revising Prose 5th Edition by Richard A. Account Options Sign in. From inside the book. I’ll try again another time. 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.
Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers
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Simple and direct, great way to learn He died on Anc 25, at the age of rirect Miller No preview available – Cheryl rated it liked it Apr 25, The author eimple not dead, merely somewhere else: No nonsense guide on writing and writing elegantly. 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.
Barzun gives us wonderfully trenchant tips on diction, tone, style, revision