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作者 Regier, Willis Goth
書名 Quotology / Willis Goth Regier
出版項 Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2010
國際標準書號 9780803217522
9780803234062
book jacket
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 文哲所  810 R335    在架上    30580003115875
說明 xx, 248 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
系列 Stages
Stages (Series)
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Elements -- Types -- Collections -- The great compendia -- Fashions -- Wit -- Prophecy -- Meditations -- Last words
""Well named, Quotology contains everything you always wanted to know about quotations, quoters, quotees, quotation books,̀ quoox' (quotations out of context), and their fascinating history." Marjorie Garber, author of Shakespeare and Modern Culture and Quotation Marks" ""Those who are fascinated by quotations, meaning just about everyone who is interested in culture or history, will want to devour Willis Regier's Quotology. Regier, more than anyone before him, has illuminated the reasons we quote, the taxonomy of quotation types, and the traditions of the great quote books, and done so with delightful wit and penetrating insight." Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations" "Erasmus advised readers to learn quotations by heart and copy them everywhere: write them in the front and back of books; inscribe them on rings and cups; paint them on doors and walls, "even on the glass of a window." Emerson noted that "in Europe, every church is a kind of book or bible, so covered is it with inscriptions and pictures." In Arabic script as tall as a man, the Koran is quoted on the walls and domes of mosques." "We quote to admire, provoke, commemorate, dispute, play, and inspire. Quotations signal class, club, clique, and alma mater. They animate wit, relay prophecies, guide meditation, and accessorize fashion." "In Quotology Willis Goth Regier draws on world literature and contemporary events to show how vital quotations are, how they are collected and organized, and how deceptive they can be. He probes all these aspects, identifying fifty-nine types of quotations, including misquotations and anonymous sayings. Following the logic of quotology, Quotology concludes with famous last words."--Jacket
主題 Quotation
Quotations -- History and criticism
Quotation in literature
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