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The Oxford Book of Aphorisms - Oxford Books of Prose (Paperback)
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The Oxford Book of Aphorisms - Oxford Books of Prose (Paperback)

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Paperback 394 Pages / Published: 23/01/2003
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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. This book brings together the most diverse figures-the classic aphorists, like La Rochefoucauld; the philosophers, from the Greeks to Samuel Johnson to Virginia Woolf-as well as statesmen, scientists, boulevardiers, Olympians, and gadflies. John Gross draws on their wisdom and wit to produce an anthology that will be referred to time and time again.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192804563
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 21 mm


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Review from previous edition 'entertaining, thoughtful, splendidly varied' * Kingsley Amis *
'an admirable collection' * Anthony Burgess *
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'a really splendid book' * Observer *
'fascinating ... [the reader] will experience the delight of having his worst fears for the human race confirmed with brevity and style' * Quentin Crisp *

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