The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Book - 1999
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Containing 4,000 of the most memorised and cited literary quotations and encompassing the whole spectrum from the strictly literal to the more popular genres, this dictionary is an excellent reference work as well as an enjoyable read. Quotations are thematically arranged, and divided into two main sections, The Writer's World and Writers and their Works Topics range from alcohol, fame, and inspiration to travel, censorship, and science fiction 'It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.' Winston Churchill 'It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read.' Oscar Wilde 'I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.' Alan Bennett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999, c1997
ISBN: 9780192800909
Branch Call Number: 808.882/OXF 4565nf 1
Additional Contributors: Kemp, Peter
Alternative Title: Literary quotations


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