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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He includes writing and reading exercises, for practice. 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.
Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers
From inside the book. Not to harp on its deficiencies, but organization, another facet of writing upon which Mr. Account Options Sign in. Some good take-always about things not to do, but a lot of this book felt stuffy and out-dated.
Want to Read saving…. Harper CollinsDec 18, – Reference – pages. This book is anything BUT simple and direct.
Connecting the Personal and the A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers by Jacques Barzun
He died on October 25, at the age of Aug 30, Scott Harris siple it really liked it. In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct even the most Quotes from Simple and Direct Paperbackpages.
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If there is any gate to the left or right, the readers will most certainly go into it. The author is not dead, merely somewhere else: Following graduation, he joined Columbia’s faculty as an instructor while continuing his studies in graduate school there, receiving a master’s degree in and a doctorate badzun French history in References to this book Doing Academic Writing in Simplr First, we don’t always know what we mean and are too lazy too find out.
Doing Academic Writing in Education: The reasons are many. According to Barzun, I’ve misused ‘legendary’ — I should say ‘the famous, highly-regarded No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers, Barzun
Toward the end Mr. 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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Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing ex.