The Oxford Book Of Aphorisms

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 ...

History Of Oxford University Press Volume Iv

Author: Keith Robbins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192519581
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The 'Oxford Books of' series expanded across a range of subjects, from
Exploration to The Sea, from Dreams to English Ghost Stories, and with the right
editor the books became classic anthologies (Fig. 12.3). They continued to attract
highly distinguished editors: to select a few examples, The Oxford Book of
Aphorisms, edited by John Gross (1983); The New Oxford Book of Canadian
Verse in English, edited by Margaret Atwood (1985); and The Oxford Book of Irish
Short Stories, ...

Aphorism In The Francophone Novel Of The Twentieth Century

Author: Mark Bell
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773515284
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Again, it bears repeating that Fricke emphasizes repeatedly his view that as an
aphorism takes on a signifying function, much depends on "active reception" and
on the reader's particular field of knowledge and experience (140). To round off
this section on the definition and nature of aphorism, we may do well to listen to
the (counter-) arguments of an unabashed anthologizer. John Gross has
compiled a large quantity of texts in a recent publication, The Oxford Book of

The World In A Phrase

Author: James Geary
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 160819762X
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Dillon-Malone, Aubrey. The Cynic's Dictionary. Lincolnwood, 111.: Contemporary
Books, 2000. Douglas, Auriel and Michael Strumpf. Webster's NewWorld Best
Book of Aphorisms. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. French Wit and
Wisdom. Mt. Vernon, N.Y.: Peter Pauper Press, 1950-56. Galazka, Jacek. A
Treasury of Polish Aphorisms. Cornwall Bridge, Conn.: Polish Heritage
Publications, 1997. Gross, John. The Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2003.

The Bakhtin Circle And Ancient Narrative

Author: Robert Bracht Branham
Publisher: Barkhuis
ISBN: 9077922008
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We have many terms for short literary works: aphorism, maxim, witticism, thought,
dictum, adage, and many others. None has a clear-cut definition, and most can
be used to mean the class of pithy short expressions as a whole. An “aphorism”
may be any short expression or a particular type. A maxim may be a type of
aphorism or vice versa. 2. Vagueness serves the anthologizer. In The Oxford
Book of Aphorisms, editor John Gross reminds us that the earliest aphorisms to
go by that ...

Finding The Place

Author: Kees Fens
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051837339
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By no means all aphorisms are bipartite, nor is the paradox - that attempt to
escape from the banality of the statement — always there. The aphorism is a
literary genre, but as such it is dependent on current literary notions. John Gross,
author of the intriguing study The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters and former
editor of the Times Literary Supplement has brought together a very extensive
collection of aphorisms for Oxford University Press: The Oxford Book of

School For Skylarks

Author: Sam Angus
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509839607
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'Aphorism' was the fanciest word that Winnie ever used, and she was firmly of the
view that the Oxford Book of Aphorisms contained all the information required to
educate a child. According to Winnie, all subjects were covered more than amply
by aphorisms. Through the window, Lyla would see other children returning
home from school, in happy clusters, holding hands and carrying satchels laden
with the sorts of books that Winnie held to have no common sense in them at all.