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Aphorisms. Apothegms

  • The Erotic Fire of the Unattainableby Gay Walley

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable has a subtle narrative wherein author Gay Walley weaves love with life, art with making a living, and inspiration with the banal realities of daily life. The book shows how passion is to be found in every moment, none the least in a passion for independence. Beginning with "Why Women Fight Pirates," Walley covers... more...

  • The Libro de los Buenos Proverbiosby Hunain ibn Ishaq; Harlan Sturm

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The libro de los buenos proverbios, a key work in the medieval didactic tradition, is presented here for the first time in a western translation. The proverbs were assembled by the great ninth-century physician, translator, and author, Hunain ibn Ishaq. Harlan G. Sturm provides an excellent introduction to his translation of the Buenos Proverbios... more...

  • Don't You Know There's A War On?by Nigel Rees

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    Nigel Rees presents a nostalgic and witty guide to wartime catchphrases, from the now ubiquitous 'Keep Calm and Carry On' to lesser-known gems such as 'lions led by donkeys'. Following his hugely popular survey of domestic sayings, More Tea Vicar?, Rees returns with a witty and fascinating examination of the catchphrases that saw us through wartime... more...

  • A Modern Celtby Mabh Savage

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99

    The Tuatha de Danaan in the 21st Century. more...

  • Destiny in the Desertby Jonathan Dimbleby

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 9.31

    It was the British victory at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 that inspired one of Winston Churchill's most famous aphorisms: 'This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning'. And yet the significance of this episode remains unrecognised. In this thrilling historical account, Jonathan... more...

  • The Long and Short of Itby Gary Morson

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it is also much more. In this exploration of the shortest literary works?wise sayings, proverbs, witticisms, sardonic observations about human nature, pithy evocations of mystery, terse statements regarding ultimate questions?Gary Saul Morson argues passionately for the importance of these short genres not only... more...

  • The Bed of Procrustesby Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    With fifty percent more material than the hardcover, this expanded edition of The Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb?s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don?t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled... more...

  • Sticker Nation 2by Srini Kumar

    The Disinformation Company 2009; US$ 1.99

    A huge new volume of the most popular underground stickers from the sloganeers at StickerNation! more...

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