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- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95
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 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...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 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...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 14.64
Hauptbeschreibung Brillante Aphorismen und Kurzprosa in der Tradition von Lichtenberg und Karl Kraus. In den vom Autor selbst so genannten "Hinterkopfgeschichten" bietet Rainer Malkowski knappen Beobachtungen und Momentaufnahmen durch seine Kunst der sprachlichen Verdichtung einen weiten Hallraum der Reflexion. Neben diesen bereits im Jahr 2000... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 11.89
Hauptbeschreibung In diesem Band sind Essays, Vorträge und Aphorismen versammelt, die die jüngste Arbeitsphase der literaturwissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Studien Heiko Fritz' dokumentieren. Einige seiner bereits veröffentlichten Arbeiten erfahren in diesem Zuge eine Vertiefung, so zum Beispiel eine Abhandlung über Ludwig Klages und sein... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 9.32
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...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Praise for Nassim Nicholas Taleb ?The most prophetic voice of all.? ? GQ ?The hottest thinker in the world.? ?Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times (London) ?[Taleb writes] in a style that owes as much to Stephen Colbert as it does to Michel de Montaigne.? ? The Wall Street Journal ?Idiosyncratically brilliant.? ?Niall Ferguson, ... more...
- Alma Books 2009; US$ 9.99
With these provocative thoughts on the central questions of living, Dr Simon May catches our minds off guard in areas as diverse as love, pride, self-esteem, gratitude, timing, lying, talking, knowing, suffering, escaping, silence, evil and thinking itself. By turns humorous and serious, his aphorisms go to the core of who we are. The better one knows... more...