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Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists

 
 
Author
James Geary.
Publisher Bloomsbury  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
ISBN 9781596912526
Pages/Publication Date 437/2007
Daedalus Item Code 33175
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Both an expert and a collector of the aphorism, as evidenced by his previous and highly popular The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism, James Geary has devoted the past few years to organizing, indexing, and even translating the finest examples of pithy summings-up in literature. The result is Geary's Guide, with gems from 350 aphorists ranging from classic sources like Voltaire, Twain, Shakespeare, and Nietzsche to perhaps surprising figures like Woody Allen, Muhammad Ali, Emily Dickinson, and Mae West. More than just an anthology, Geary's Guide is also an encyclopedia, indexed by aphorist and subject, offering brief, lively biographies of each author in addition to a selection of his or her aphorisms.

"A rich, well-edited compendium, which is at once a feast, a frolic, a thought-kit and a treasure trove. A book to relish and to keep close."The New Yorker

 
 
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