How to Sound Cultured: Master The 250 Names That Intellectuals Love To Drop Into Conversation (Hardback)
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How to Sound Cultured: Master The 250 Names That Intellectuals Love To Drop Into Conversation (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 05/11/2015
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'Damn, all my cheating secrets revealed. In book form' Stephen Fry

Which philosopher had the maddest hairstyle? Which novelist drank 50 cups of black coffee every day? What on earth did Simone de Beauvoir see in Jean-Paul Sartre?

How to Sound Cultured offers a wry and yet profoundly useful look inside the mirrored palaces of high culture. Covering such inscrutable characters as Heidegger, Montaigne, Kahlo and Levi-Strauss (apparently not just a designer of jeans), inscrutable polymaths Thomas W. Hodgkinson and Hubert van den Bergh - the author of the acclaimed How to Sound Clever - have done the hard work of sorting the cultural wheat from the chaff.

Read this book and you'll never again mistake Rimbaud for Rambo or Georg Lukacs for George Lucas, you'll know precisely when to drop Foucault's name into a conversation and how to pronounce `Borgesian', and you'll learn many more essential pointers for the intellectual life.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848319301
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm


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'Damn, all my cheating secrets revealed. In book form' -- Stephen Fry
'This admirable book is a wholly welcome antidote to the semi-demi-literacy of the 21st century. Go out and buy it!' * Colin Dexter on How to Sound Clever *
'Terrific. With almost miraculous concision, they combine biographical information and often quite bracing judgments with jokes, some great quotations and lots of arresting little facts.' * Daily Mail *

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