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The Resource The Yale book of quotations, edited by Fred R. Shapiro ; foreword by Joseph Epstein

The Yale book of quotations, edited by Fred R. Shapiro ; foreword by Joseph Epstein

Label
The Yale book of quotations
Title
The Yale book of quotations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Fred R. Shapiro ; foreword by Joseph Epstein
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This reader-friendly volume contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically by author. It is unique in its focus on American quotations and its thorough coverage of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, politics, law and the social sciences. Anonymously authored items appear in sections devoted to folk songs, advertising slogans, film lines, television catchphrases, proverbs and others. For each quotation, a source and first date of use are cited. In many cases, new research for this book has uncovered an earlier date or a different author than had previously been understood. It was Beatrice Kaufman, not Sophie Tucker, who exclaimed, ʺIʼve been poor and Iʼve been rich. Rich is better!ʺ William Tecumseh Sherman wasnʼt the originator of ʺWar is hell!ʺ Its earliest attribution was to Napoleon. Numerous entries are enhanced with annotations to clarify meaning or context. These fascinating annotations, along with extensive cross-references that identify related quotations, and a large keyword index, will satisfy both the reader who seeks specific information and the curious browser who appreciates an amble through entertaining pages.--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
082
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6081
LC item number
.Y35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
PN 6081
NLM item number
Y17 2006
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Shapiro, Fred R
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  • Quotations, English
  • Quotations
Label
The Yale book of quotations, edited by Fred R. Shapiro ; foreword by Joseph Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Advertising slogans -- Anonymous -- Anonymous (Latin) -- Ballads -- Film lines -- Folk and anonymous songs -- Modern proverbs -- Nursery rhymes -- Political slogans -- Proverbs -- Radio catchphrases -- Sayings -- Television catchphrases
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 1067 pages
Isbn
9780300107982
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1531999
  • (OCoLC)66527213
  • (OCoLC)66527213
Label
The Yale book of quotations, edited by Fred R. Shapiro ; foreword by Joseph Epstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Advertising slogans -- Anonymous -- Anonymous (Latin) -- Ballads -- Film lines -- Folk and anonymous songs -- Modern proverbs -- Nursery rhymes -- Political slogans -- Proverbs -- Radio catchphrases -- Sayings -- Television catchphrases
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 1067 pages
Isbn
9780300107982
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1531999
  • (OCoLC)66527213
  • (OCoLC)66527213

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