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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He lived in San Antonio, Texas, before sjmple away at age Shows how language “works. Barzun attempts to instruct us, is almost wholly useless in this work.
Although some sections are dated, there is still valuable information included.
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Barzun gives us wonderfully trenchant tips on diction, tone, style, revision He came to the United States in and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Ximple account. Johnson – I sometimes think that writing is like driving sheep down a road. True, it has distinct chapter headings covering divers aspects of baezun, helpful enough, but beyond that After reading a couple of reviews, and seeing that it had gone through four editions since first being published inI sprang for it second hand on Amazon, of course.
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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Aside from a virtually meaningless index, we have no realistic way of using this barsun as a reference tool for attacking individual writing errors.
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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. However for a casual reader such as myself, looking for hints, clues and ideas, it was too much. The core of his work was the importance of studying history to understand the present and a fundamental respect for intellect. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Dedelytle rated it it was amazing Jun 22, A Rhetoric for Writers. Toward the end Mr.
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The book can work as a kind of textbook in a beginning or intermediate writing class; or as a supplement. Try to absorb as much as you can. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 14, Jane rated it did not like it Shelves: The Culture We Deserve: English Choose a language for shopping.
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Published December 18th by Harper Perennial first published In simpke for a quarter of a century updated with a fourth edition inthe book is a “handbook for whoever wants to conquer some of the permanent difficulties of writing prose”. He came to the United States in and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in There are better style books out there. One person found this helpful.