Oxford Book Of Aphorisms Oxford Books Of Prose

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192804561
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An aphorism is "a short pithy statement or maxim," but beneath this definition lies a wealth of wit and insight to which neither the word nor a brief description can do justice.

This anthology demonstrates just how rewarding an art form the aphorism can be, and just how brilliantly the aphorist can illuminate the hidden truth, or lay bare the ironies of existence. Specific sections on desires and longings, self-doubt, fame and reputations, happiness and sorrow, cover the whole range of aphoristic literature. This book brings together the most diverse figures--the classic aphorists, like La Rochefoucauld; the philosophers, from the Greeks to Samuel Johnson to Virginia Woolf--as well as statesmen, scientists, boulevardiers, Olympians, and gadflies. John Gross draws on their wisdom and wit to produce an anthology that will be referred to time and time again.

The Oxford Book Of Aphorisms

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192820150
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Gathers witty quotations about nature, religion, fear, hope, fame, wealth, politics, marriage, happiness, knowledge, language, and death This anthology demonstrates to the full how brilliantly the aphorist can illumine the hidden truth, or ...

The New Oxford Book Of English Prose

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Traces the development of English and American prose from the end of the Middle Ages to the present through the work of its finest writers, from Sir Thomas Malory to Salman Rushdie

The Oxford Book Of Essays

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199556555
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The essay is one of the richest of literary forms. Its most obvious characteristics are freedom, informality, and the personal touch--though it can also find room for poetry, satire, fantasy, and sustained argument.

The New Oxford Book Of Literary Anecdotes

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199543410
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An unrivalled collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors.The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more ...

The Oxford Book Of Comic Verse

Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199561612
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This collection undoubtedly contains matter of great historical interest, but the emphasis throughout is firmly onenjoyment.

Aphorisms

Author: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140445190
Size: 68.33 MB
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LITERATURE-CLASSICS & CONTEMPORARY

Aphorisms

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 6050419574
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It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. Moren than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read.

Daily Rituals

Author: Mason Currey
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447241835
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Here are the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived, who, whether by amphetamines or alcohol, headstands or boxing, made time and got to work.

Everything

Author: Aaron Haspel
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ISBN: 9780692582596
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Aphorisms are often derided as trivial, yet most people rule their lives with five or six of them. This collection contains five or six hundred, some of which you wouldn't want to rule your life with.