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 ...

Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author: Charles R. Kesler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442213353
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(Summer 2007) The anecdote is generally lighter than a parable and weightier
than a joke, less misleading than rumor and more entertaining than testimony. It
is a story whose subject cannot be ghosts, fish, or cock-and-bull, but only people,
preferably famous ones. Finally, it must be neat, pointed, and self-contained. The
appeal of the literary anecdote, John Gross tells us in his New Oxford Book of
them, is that "if the writer is someone whom we have read, or whose legend has ...

The Making Of Medieval Antifraternalism

Author: G. Geltner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199639450
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Prologue Anecdotes and their Value The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes
opens with a tale featuring Geoffrey Chaucer beating up a Franciscan friar on
Fleet Street—a deed lacking any immediate context or explanation, and which
cost the perpetrator the sum of two shillings. Undeterred by the fine, so the story
goes, the father of modern English set out to have the final say: And it seemed his
hand ever itched to be revenged, and have his pennyworth's out of them, so
tickling ...

The Oxford Book Of Children S Verse In America

Author: Donald Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199763321
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He includes everyone's favorites, from Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (a.k.a. "The Night Before Christmas") to the classic lines of Longfellow and Whittier.

The Courage To Write

Author: Ralph Keyes
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466828099
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(New York: HarperCollins, 1993), 34. Greene: Murray, Shoptalk, 85. 52 Wolff,
Carver: WPTD TV, September 24, 1993. Didion: Joan Didion, Slouching towards
Bethlehem (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968; New York: Washington
Square Press, 1981), 14. 53 Greene: Graham Greene, A Sort of Life (London:
Bodley Head, 1971; Middlesex, England: Penguin, 1972), 134. de Maupassant:
Murray, Shoptalk, 19. Bennett: James Sutherland, ed., The Oxford Book of
Literary Anecdotes ...

Eurekas And Euphorias

Author: Walter Gratzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198609407
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A collection of scientific anecdotes from the past two thousand years offers insight into the personalities, friendships, rivalries, deceptions, hoaxes, tragedies, and mistakes that marked the history of science. (Science & Mathematics)

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov
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The Oxford Book of American literary anecdotes 810.9 Oxford Book of American
verse, The New 811.08 The Oxford Book of aphorisms 808.88 The Oxford Book
of ballads 821.08 Oxford Book of Canadian verse in English, The New 811.08
The Oxford Book of Canadian verse in English and French. See The New Oxford
Book of Canadian verse in English 811.08 The Oxford Book of carols 783.6 The
Oxford Book of children's verse 821.08 Oxford Book of eighteenth century verse,
The ...

Public Library Core Collection

Author: John Greenfieldt
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210946
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See Oxford dictionary of humorous quotations 808.88 The Oxford book of letters
826 The Oxford book of literary anecdotes. See The New Oxford book of literary
anecdotes 828 The Oxford book of sonnets 821.008 The Oxford book of the
American South 810.8 The Oxford book of war poetry 808.81 The Oxford book of
women's writing in the United States " 810.8 Oxford Chinese dictionary 495.1 The
Oxford classical dictionary 938.003 The Oxford companion to American history.