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Author: Nicholson Baker
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Nicholson Baker has established himself as one of our most brilliant observers of everyday experience. With his keen perception, flawless prose, and endless wit, he has composed both fiction and nonfiction that has become an essential part of our literature. Vintage Baker contains generous selections from the novels Vox, The Fermata, The Mezzanine, and A Box of Matches; essays from The Size of Thoughts; and portions of the NBCC award winner Doublefold. Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions.
Familiar quotations John Bartlett. Man doth not live by bread only . Deuteronomy viii . 3 . ... Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better . than the vintage of Abi - ezer ? viii . 2 . He smote them hip and thigh . xv . 8 .
Vice of fools , never - failing , 323 . of old age , a common , 705 . pays to virtue , the homage , 795 . prevails , when , 298 . some tincture of , in the best virtue , 777 . that reverend , 85 . virtue itself turns , 106 .
Sweet is the vintage, when the showering grapes In Bacchanal profusion reel to earth, Purple and gushing: street are our escapes From civic revelry to rural mirth ; Sweet to the miser are his glittering heaps; Sweet to the father is his ...
Auburn awaken'd by the lark . is revenge is the vintage lipp'd physician May must be the lips ... our escapes sauce of labour ... ... sorrow , parting is ... sweets to the the hum of bees to hear to hear at midnight to know there is an ...
Familiar Words: An Index Verborum or Quotation Handbook. ... Practical Quotations: drawn from the speech and literature of all nations, ancient and modern, classic and popular, ... The Clarendon Edition of the Works of David Hume, ed.
Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Quotations are an essential part of the fabric of the language. In And I quote, Elizabeth Knowles draws on her experience editing the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and employs a wide repertoire of examples, ranging from the classical canon to contemporary popular culture, to illuminate just how and why we quote. Her investigation focuses on how we find, choose, and use quotations in 21st century English, but it also leads her back in time to follow the journeys taken by individual quotes, as their meaning changes subtly - and sometimes not so subtly - over the decades and in many cases the centuries. In following the often-surprising stories of individual quotations, we gain an understanding of how they establish themselves, and to what degree they can develop a life independent of their original coinage. Everyone has their own quotations 'vocabulary', and each reader of the book will think of further items that they would use and wish to explore, but the journeys mapped here illuminate the many fascinating ways in which quotations have embedded themselves in the language, from the earliest dictionaries of quotations to the online world we experience today.
Familiar Quotations, Fifteenth Edition by John Bartlett (Boston: Little, Brown, 1980). • Five Great Dialogues by ... The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus, translated by Justin O'Brien (New York: Vintage Books, 1991).
Author: Joey Green
Publisher: Hachette UK
We may be a society perpetually on-the-go, but we've still got a little downtime when we go. In just a few short sittings, The Bathroom Professor(TM) series helps make any reader a scintillating cocktail party guest, successful game show contestant, or basic, well-rounded person. This debut title, Philosophy on the Go, introduces all the great philosophers through the ages, from Socrates to Sartre. Wildly entertaining, the fun and informative lessons delve into the philosophies of ancient and moderns alike, and confirm once and for all that Kierkegaard is not a brand of deodorant. Always wanted to brush up your knowledge on life's biggest philosophical questions? You're just a few rest stops away from having all the answers.
When nations decide to disown their troubled pasts, how does this strategic disavowal harden into social fact? In Negative Exposures, Margaret Hillenbrand investigates the erasure of key aspects of such momentous events as the Nanjing Massacre, the Cultural Revolution, and the Tiananmen Square protests from the Chinese historical consciousness, not due to amnesia or censorship but through the operations of public secrecy. Knowing what not to know, she argues, has many stakeholders, willing and otherwise, who keep quiet to protect themselves or their families out of shame, pragmatism, or the palliative effects of silence. Hillenbrand shows how secrecy works as a powerful structuring force in Chinese society, one hiding in plain sight, and identifies aesthetic artifacts that serve as modes of reckoning against this phenomenon. She analyses the proliferation of photo-forms—remediations of well-known photographs of troubling historical events rendered in such media as paint, celluloid, fabric, digital imagery, and tattoos—as imaginative spaces in which the shadows of secrecy are provocatively outlined.
This passage is found in many books of quotations , including several editions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and ... most influential is E. P. Thompson , The Making of the English Working Class ( New York : Vintage Books , 1963 ) .
Author: Jan Shipps
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Mormon Church
Sojourner in the Promised Land presents an unusual parallel history in which Shipps surrounds her professional writings about the Latter-day Saints with an ongoing personal description of her encounters with them. By combining a portrait of the dynamic evolution of contemporary Mormonism with absorbing intellectual autobiography, Shipps illuminates the Mormons and at the same time shares with the reader what it has been like to be an intimate outsider in a culture that remains for her both familiar and strange.
68 Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkard's Walk, How Randomness Rules Our Lives (NY:Vintage Books, 2009), 218. 69 Pinhas Kehati, Mishnah Avot ... Familiar Quotations (Boston/NY/London: Little, Brown and Company, Sixteenth Edition, 1992), 502.
Author: Stuart I. Forman
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After surviving a series of life-threatening illnesses, the author’s physician posed to him the question, “Have you been a good man?” He wanted to know whether Stuart I. Forman’s good fortune was a reward for living a good life. Strivings is the author’s answer to that question. Forman traces his life through the platform of literature, highlighting fourteen books that have guided the way he lives. In examining each book, he seeks to answer questions such as: • What does leading a life as a good person actually mean? • Are there really rewards for striving to lead a good life? • How did Judaism affect the life the author chose to strive to live? From Wasp by Eric Frank Russell, to An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis by Charles Brenner, to The Wisdom of Laotse by Lin Yutang, and other books, the author explores the ideas and lessons that have had the most impact on his life. Everyone would like to be remembered for good and helping others live a better life. This book presents one man’s journey toward trying to live such life. Join the author as he shares lessons learned over seven decades of winning, losing, and learning.