The Resource Geary's guide to the world's great aphorists, James Geary

Geary's guide to the world's great aphorists, James Geary

Label
Geary's guide to the world's great aphorists
Title
Geary's guide to the world's great aphorists
Statement of responsibility
James Geary
Title variation
Guide to the world's great aphorists
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Both an expert and a collector, James Geary has devoted his life to aphorisms - and the last few years to organizing, indexing, and even translating them. At long last, he has assembled a compendium: Geary's Guide, Beginning in ancient Egypt and China, it spans the complete history of the aphorism to date, right up to contemporary writers and artists - such as Woody Allen, Barbara Kruger, and Leonard Cohen - currently engaged in a revival of the form. Some aphorists appear in this book in English for the first time."
  • "But Geary's Guide is more than just a conventional anthology. It is also an encyclopedia, containing brief biographies of each author in addition to a selection of his or her aphorisms. And it's a field guide: Aphorists are organized into eight different "species," such as Comics, Critics, and Satirists; Icons and Iconoclasts; and Painters and Poets. "Parallel Lines" are scattered throughout the book, showing how various aphorisms have been consciously or unconsciously reinterpreted over the centuries. Two indexes, by author and by theme, make the book easy to navigate, while its inventive organizational structure and Geary's lively biographical entries make it unique among reference works."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geary, James
Dewey number
808.882
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6269
LC item number
.G43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aphorisms and apothegms
  • Aphorisms and apothegms
Label
Geary's guide to the world's great aphorists, James Geary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Be Sincere, Be Brief, Be Seated -- Comics, Critics, and Satirists -- Icons and Iconoclasts -- Moralists, Major and Minor -- Novelists and Playwrights -- Old Souls and Oracles -- Painters and Poets -- Philosophers and Theorists -- Strange Beasts -- Afterisms
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
437 p.
Isbn
9781596912526
Lccn
2007006650
System control number
(Sirsi) a452957
Label
Geary's guide to the world's great aphorists, James Geary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Be Sincere, Be Brief, Be Seated -- Comics, Critics, and Satirists -- Icons and Iconoclasts -- Moralists, Major and Minor -- Novelists and Playwrights -- Old Souls and Oracles -- Painters and Poets -- Philosophers and Theorists -- Strange Beasts -- Afterisms
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
437 p.
Isbn
9781596912526
Lccn
2007006650
System control number
(Sirsi) a452957

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