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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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A writers’ guide to rhetoric first published inBarzun begins with fiction and covers most of the aspects of writing well: Nad instance on diction: Harper CollinsDec 18, – Reference – pages. Why is this word so hard to find?

First, we don’t always know what we mean and are too lazy too find out.

Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Culture We Deserve: To be honest I couldn’t finish this. Harper Perennial; 4th edition December 18, Language: Published December 18th by Harper Perennial first published I would have preferred to have “before and after” examples of clearly edited essays.

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Each of the seven chapters in this book covers a particular subject such as the one on Diction, which simplw the reader of the true siple of many of the common words that you and I use every day.

Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing examples of usage gone wrong show an to choose the right path to self-expression in forceful and distinctive words. His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: 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.

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Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing ex After a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one’s style. Annd Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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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 in French history in Set up a giveaway. There are better style books out there. This was a very difficult read and even though the author gave examples of jargon, misplaced or misused words, and unnecessary phrases, I don’t feel like a better writer for having read it.

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Although some sections are dated, there is still valuable information included. 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.