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The Devil's Dictionary

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Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this country's most celebrated and cynical wits — a merciless ''American Swift'' whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, religion, literature and the arts. In this splendid ''dictionary'' of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, you'll find over 1,000 pointed definitions, e.g. Congratulation (''The civility of envy''), Coward (''One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs'') and Historian (''A broad-gauge gossip''). Anyone who likes to laugh will love The Devil's Dictionary. Anyone looking for a bon mot to enliven their next speech, paper or conversation will have a field day thumbing through what H. L. Mencken called ''some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language.''

Genre
Literatuur & Romans
Aantal pagina’s
160
Uitgeverij
Alma Books
Laatste editie
24 oktober 2019
ISBN
9781847498175
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