Jacques Barzun

Jacques Barzun, "Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Aug. 4, 2016
Jacques Barzun, "Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers"

Jacques Barzun, "Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers"
Harper & Row | 1976 | ISBN: 0060405139 | English | PDF | 249 pages | 55.2 Mb

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.

Jacques Barzun, "Classic, Romantic and Modern"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Aug. 4, 2016
Jacques Barzun, "Classic, Romantic and Modern"

Jacques Barzun, "Classic, Romantic and Modern"
Univ Of Chicago Pr | 1975 | ISBN: 0226038521 | English | PDF | 270 pages | 59.3 Mb

Drawing from the works of influential figures in art and literature, the author traces the development of romanticism from classicism and the emergence of the modern ego.
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present [Audiobook] {Repost}

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present [Audiobook] by Jacques Barzun
English | May 1, 2013 | ISBN: 147088741X, 0786190736 | MP3@160 kbps | 39 hrs 50 minshrs mins | 2.67 GB
Narrator: Edward Lewis

From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present (Audiobook)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by advisors at Aug. 2, 2013
From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present (Audiobook)

From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present (Audiobook) By Jacques Barzun, read by Edward Lewis
Unabridged edition 2008 | 38 hours and 34 mins | ISBN: 0786190736 | MP3 160 kbps | 2.71 GB

A Scream Goes Through the House  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alt_f4 at April 30, 2017
A Scream Goes Through the House

A Scream Goes Through the House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life by Arnold Weinstein
English | Aug. 10, 2004 | ISBN: 0812972430 | 234 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

“For too long we have been encouraged to see culture as an affair of intellect, and reading as a solitary exercise. But the truth is different: literature and art are pathways of feeling, and our encounter with them is social, inscribing us in a larger community…. Through art we discover that we are not alone.”
Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation but Missed the History Books (Repost)

Mark C. Carnes, "Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation but Missed the History Books"
2003 | pages: 329 | ISBN: 0195168836 | PDF | 4,2 mb

Berlioz Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies) (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at May 8, 2013
Berlioz Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies) (repost)

Peter Bloom "Berlioz Studies (Cambridge Composer Studies)"
English | September 25, 1992 | ISBN: 0521412862 | 300 pages | PDF | 7,4 MB

This book contains nine essays by leading Berlioz scholars on various aspects of the great nineteenth-century musician's life and work. Among the pieces studied closely are Romeo et Juliette, La Damnation de Faust and Les Nuits d' été.

Except When I Write: Reflections of a Recovering Critic  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by avava at Jan. 22, 2012
Except When I Write: Reflections of a Recovering Critic

Arthur Krystal, "Except When I Write: Reflections of a Recovering Critic"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0199782407 | 2011 | PDF | 224 pages | 3.2 MB

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tot167 at June 11, 2008
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present

Jacques Barzun “From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present"
Harper Perennial | 2001-05-01 | ISBN: 0060928832 | 912 pages | PDF | 20 MB

Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation but Missed the History Books

Mark C. Carnes - Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation but Missed the History Books
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195168836 | PDF | 2003 | 336 pages | 2,0 MB

A pillar of support at reference desks, American National Biography sparked a marketing idea for its publisher: recruit 50 well-known contemporary authors to pick from it a once-significant, now-obscure person, and reprint the ANB article prefaced by the selector's one-page justification. The result is necessarily subjective–few of these selectors, who predominantly hail from spheres of music, literature, or popular culture, choose a figure from science, sports, or war–yet it's interestingly inquisitive. How does obscurity smother formerly bright fame? As varied as the individual subjects, some selectors, such as Jacques Barzun (on critic John Jay Chapman) or Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (on historian George Bancroft), concisely point to changing tastes. Others answer the question more obliquely: the mainstream success of a musical genre such as the blues or the widespread acceptance of birth control erodes the impact of its pioneers. That's a shame, because each of these ANB subjects left a mark perceptible in modern America, filling this volume with surprises for even the most widely read.