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Sayings, bon mots, etc.

  • Book of Wise Sayingsby W. A. Clouston

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    In dire need of a stout dose of sound advice? Shake the doldrums and get back on track by dipping into W. A. Clouston's fascinating Book of Wise Sayings. Bringing together bon mots and aphorisms from around the world, this volume can soothe the soul in troubled times or provide philosophical fodder for a lively discussion. more...

  • Last Wordsby Karl S. Guthke

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 33.50 US$ 30.48

    Whether Goethe actually cried "More light!" on his deathbed, or whether Conrad Hilton checked out of this world after uttering "Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub," last words, regardless of authenticity, have long captured the imagination of Western society. In this playfully serious investigation based on factual accounts, anecdotes,... more...

  • Last Words of the Executedby Robert K. Elder; Studs Terkel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour?and only they can be sure that their last words will be recorded for posterity. Last Words of the Executed presents an oral history of American capital punishment,... more...

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