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 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 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.

Poetry Translation

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846312183
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Forrest-thomson, Veronica, Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry (
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1978). — Selected Poems, ed.
Anthony Barnett (London: Invisible Books, 1999). Forster ... Jones and Margaret F
.Rosenthal (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998). Frost, Robert, Collected
Poems, Prose, & Plays, ed. ... Dante in English (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books,
2005). Gross, John (ed.), The Oxford Book of Aphorisms (Oxford: Oxford 0

Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author: Charles R. Kesler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442213353
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He is the distinguished author of The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (1969)
and A Double Thread (his charming memoir, 2001), the former editor of the Times
Literary Supplement, and editor of After Shakespeare (an inexhaustible mine of
great writers commenting on the poet, 2002), The Oxford Book of Aphorisms (
1983), The New Oxford Book of English Prose (1998), and The Oxford Book of
Essays (2002). Now, in The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes, he arranges
over ...

Wise Words Rle Folklore

Author: Wolfgang Mieder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317549236
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231; on the attack on metaphors, Joan Bennett, 'An Aspect of the Evolution of
Seventeenth-Century Prose Style', Review of English Studies 17 (1941), 284–8;
on punctuation, Partridge, Orthography, p. 182 ... On contrasts between proverb
and aphorism, see also John Gross, 'Introduction', Oxford Book of Aphorisms (
Oxford, 1983), p. viii; Meschonnic, 'Les proverbes', p. 429 ... The best-known of
the English fragment books is Augustus and Julius Hare, Guesses at Truth (
London, 1827).

The Social History Of Language

Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521317634
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Allusions to proverbs and conventional phrases in eighteenth-century novels are
discussed by Pat Rogers, Tristram Shandy's Polite Conversation', Essays in
Criticism 32 (1982). 305-20. 51 Biblical commentaries: ... 'An Aspect of the
Evolution of Seventeenth- Century Prose Style', Review of English Studies 17 (
1941), 284-8; on punctuation. Partridge, Orthography, p. 182; on ... 'Introduction',
Oxford Book of Aphorisms (Oxford, 1983). p. viii; Meschonnic. 'Les proverbes', p.
429. w On ...

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

Author: George Watson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521200042
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1937, 1950 (enlarged). Auden, W. H. The Oxford book of light verse. Oxford 1938.
Roberts, D. K. The centuries' poetry. 4 vols 1938-53 (Penguin). Cecil, David. The
Oxford book of Christian verse. Oxford 1940. Bennett, H. S., C. S. Lewis et al. ... 5
vols 1921-2. Ponsonby, A. English diaries. 1923. More English diaries. 1927.
Murphy, G. A cabinet of characters. 1925. Quiller-Couch, A. T. The Oxford book of
English prose. Oxford 1925. Smith, L. P. A treasury of English aphorisms. 1928.

Aphorism In The Francophone Novel Of The Twentieth Century

Author: Mark Bell
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773515284
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John Gross has compiled a large quantity of texts in a recent publication, The
Oxford Book of Aphorisms. In its brevity his three and one-half-page introduction,
where he elaborates a method and a rationale, could have been guided by two of
the sixteen aphorisms that inaugurate the collection: Summaries that contain
most things are always shortest themselves. Samuel Butler, Prose Observations,
1660-80 (i) It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what other men say in whole
books ...