The Yale Book of Quotations
Fred R. Shapiro
Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Reference - 1067 pages
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 inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, science, politics, law, and the social sciences. Anonymously authored items appear in sections devoted to folk songs, advertising slogans, television catchphrases, proverbs, and others.
For each quotation, a source and first date of use is 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, "I've been poor and I've been rich. Rich is better!" William Tecumseh Sherman wasn't the originator of "War is hell!" It was Napoleon.) Numerous entries are enhanced with annotations to clarify meaning or context for the reader. These interesting 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.
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Presented with a dictionary of quotations , the first thing a writer of normal vanity - normal for a writer , please ... a strong increase over its two main rivaling volumes , The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and Bartlett's Familiar ...
The Yale Book of Quotations provides less from both than does The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations , which does not seem to grave subtraction , since the material in question is readily available elsewhere . Besides , I'd rather see the ...
... Paul Mariani , Mark Twain Papers , Scott Matheson , Jennifer E. McCarty , Paul Metz , Craig Miller , Sylvia Milne , Carol L. Moberg , Bill Mullins , John Nann , Kent Olson , The Oxford English Dictionary , Mark Petty , Tsviya Polani ...
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS other scholarly lexical dictionaries , such as The Middle English Dictionary and The Dictionary of ... The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes , edited by Iona A. and Peter Opie ; and Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs ...
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I like the fact that the book was priced so cheap compared to in stores of course. BUT when I received it the cover was all ripped up and the binding looks like it is about to fall apart. I was very upset because I purchased this as a Xmas gift for my boyfriend! Read full review
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I first became aware of this project a few years ago, when Fred Shapiro started asking questions about quotations on Stumpers-L (now Project Wombat). When the book finally appeared last year, I was ... Read full review