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[SR: 88345], Taschenbuch, [EAN: 9780060937232], Harper Perennial, Harper Perennial, Book, [PU: Harper Perennial], 2001-12-18, Harper Perennial, Rare is the book that causes one to consider--ponder? appraise? examine? inspect? contemplate?--one's every word. Simple & Direct, a classic text on the craft of writing by the educator Jacques Barzun, does so--with style. His object, says Barzun, is "to resensitize the mind to words." Do not use a word unless you know both its meaning and its connotations, its "quality" and its "atmosphere," and the ways in which it joins with other words. Barzun is an exacting taskmaster, railing against abstractions, "fancy" wordings, contemporary slang (which "prey[s] upon the vocabulary rather than nourish[es] it"), misprints ("it is rudeness to let them appear"), and the like. He bemoans what he sees as "a fury at work in the people to make war on hyphens," and he loathes those new words, such as condominium, that have been "cobbled together out of shavings and leftovers." Still, no stodgy codger he. Barzun merely asks that you "have a point and make it by means of the best word." If that means splitting an infinitive or substituting a "which" for a "that," so be it. Just be sure that the decision to do so is conscious and informed. Once you've found the right word, you can move on to writing sentences and then leaning them against one another until they form paragraphs. Only when you've gotten it all down, says Barzun, should you allow yourself the pleasure of revision. "Unlike the sculptor," he says, "the writer can start carving and enjoying himself only after he has dug the marble out of his own head." --Jane Steinberg , 66034011, Belletristik, 67209011, Aufsätze, 66035011, Briefe & Korrespondenz, 67196011, Bücher & Lesen, 67212011, Comics, 66159011, Dramatik, 67917011, Erotik, 66036011, Frauenromane, 67931011, Geschichte & Kritik, 66093011, Klassiker, 68079011, Kurzgeschichten, 67215011, Literarisch, 67966011, Lyrik, 67216011, Populäre Belletristik, 68085011, Weltliteratur, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 54489011, Nachschlagewerke, 54476011, Wörter & Sprache, 54127011, Lernen & Nachschlagen, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 54517011, Besser schreiben, 54499011, Schreiben, 54127011, Lernen & Nachschlagen, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher

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Rare is the book that causes one to consider--ponder? appraise? examine? inspect? contemplate?--one's every word. Simple & Direct, a classic text on the craft of writing by the educator Jacques Barzun, does so--with style. His object, says Barzun, is "to resensitize the mind to words." Do not use a word unless you know both its meaning and its connotations, its "quality" and its "atmosphere," and the ways in which it joins with other words. Barzun is an exacting taskmaster, railing against abstractions, "fancy" wordings, contemporary slang (which "prey[s] upon the vocabulary rather than nourish[es] it"), misprints ("it is rudeness to let them appear"), and the like. He bemoans what he sees as "a fury at work in the people to make war on hyphens," and he loathes those new words, such as condominium, that have been "cobbled together out of shavings and leftovers." Still, no stodgy codger he. Barzun merely asks that you "have a point and make it by means of the best word." If that means splitting an infinitive or substituting a "which" for a "that," so be it. Just be sure that the decision to do so is conscious and informed. Once you've found the right word, you can move on to writing sentences and then leaning them against one another until they form paragraphs. Only when you've gotten it all down, says Barzun, should you allow yourself the pleasure of revision. "Unlike the sculptor," he says, "the writer can start carving and enjoying himself only after he has education and reference,history and criticism,humanities,language arts,literature,literature and fiction,movements and periods,reference,rhetoric,textbooks Writing Skills, Harper Perennial

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[SR: 292298], Paperback, [EAN: 9780060937232], Quill, Quill, Book, [PU: Quill], Quill, 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., 275068, History & Criticism, 275070, Children's Literature Studies, 275071, Drama & Dramatists, 274863, History of Books, 591858, Key Critics, 275080, Literary Studies, 275096, Literary Theory & Movements, 275105, Novels & Novelists, 275110, Poetry & Poets, 591932, Study Guides, 275389, Poetry, Drama & Criticism, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277144, Writing Skills, 277126, Writing, 59, Reference, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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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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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780060937232
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0060937238
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Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: QUILL BOOKS
288 Pages
Weight: 0,249 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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