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Gearys Guide to the Worlds Great Aphorists
Gearys Guide to the Worlds Great Aphorists by James Geary 1596912529 9781596912526
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Gearys Guide to the Worlds Great Aphorists by James Geary

Bestselling expert James Gearys enlightening, entertaining compendium of wit and wisdom, from Sun Tzu to Desmond Tutuand 350 aphorists in between. nbsp; Both an expert and a collector, James Geary has devoted his life to aphorismsand the last few years to organizing, indexing, and even translating them. The result isGearys Guide, featuring classic writers like Voltaire, Twain, Shakespeare, and Nietzsche, but also more surprising figures, such as Woody Allen, Muhammad Ali, Emily Dickinson, and Mae West. Some of the aphorists appear in English for the first time. But it is more than just a conventional anthology. It is also an encyclopedia, containing brief biographies of each author in addition to a selection of his or her aphorisms. The book is a field guide, too, with aphorists organized into eight different species, such as Comics, Critics & Satirists; Icons & Iconoclasts; and Painters & Poets. The books two indexesby author and by subjectmake it easily searchable, while its unique organizational structure and Gearys lively biographical entries make it different from all previous reference works. nbsp; Gearys Guideis eminently suitable for browsing or for sustained reading. A comprehensive guide to our most intimate, idiosyncratic literary form, the book is an indispensable tool for writers and public speakers as well as essential reading for all language lovers.

Author: James Geary

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 448

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2007-10-08

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