Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers

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Paperback. Pub the Date: December 2001 Pages: 288 in Publisher by: Harper Perennial After a lifetime of withwriting and editing prose. Jacques Barzun has the set down his view of the best ways to a Desktop for one's style. The 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. 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. The noted author and education dissects the elements of good. clear writing.

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In Simple & Direct, Jacques Barzun, celebrated author and educator, distills from a lifetime of writing and teaching his thoughts about the craft of writing. In chapters on diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision, Barzun describes and prescribes the techniques to correct even the most ponderous style. 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.

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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, tone, meaning, composition, and revision guide the reader through the technique of making the written word clear and agreeable to read. 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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