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The Oxford Book of Aphorisms (Paperback). Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2003. Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2003). ISBN 10: 0192804561 ISBN 13: 9780192804563.
Start by marking The Oxford Book of Aphorisms as Want to Read . Painstakingly assembled and categorized, John Gross has greatly impressed with this collection which exudes wit and insight, as (most) aphorisms should
Start by marking The Oxford Book of Aphorisms as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Painstakingly assembled and categorized, John Gross has greatly impressed with this collection which exudes wit and insight, as (most) aphorisms should. The titular aphorisms are expertly arranged into loose yet decisive categories, beginning and ending in ouroboric fashion with aphorisms about aphorisms and the aphorists themselves. The topics in between include: Mankind, Self-Doubt, Illusion and Reality, The Arts of Success, etc.
Profound, provocative, and vastly entertaining, The Oxford Book of Aphorisms will lure the reader back to its pages time and again. The book is fully indexed, and wherever possible, sources, dates, and complete names are supplied. Скачать (djvu, . 3 Mb) Читать.
Oxford Books of Prose. Includes sections on desires and longings, self-doubt, fame and reputations, happiness and sorrow, covering the whole range of aphoristic literature. Brings together the most diverse figures, . La Rochefoucauld, Greek philosophers, Virginia Woolf, statesmen, scientists, and Olympians. And now, from the people who bring you the best anthologies, one of their best anthologies' Sunday Times. The Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Oxford Books of Prose.
Inspired prose, however, is a much rarer thing
Examples of solid prose are not difficult to come by: a well argued legal judgment, a lucid scientific paper, or a readily grasped set of technical instructions. Inspired prose, however, is a much rarer thing. The pared-down style of Hemingway didnt happen overnight.
This anthology demonstrates to the full just how rewarding an art form the aphorism can be, and just how brilliantly the aphorist can illuminate the hidden truth, or lay bare the ironies of existence. Specific sections including 'Religion', 'Money & Rank', 'Men, Women, Marriage' and 'Politics', cover the whole range of aphoristic literature.
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