The World in a Phrase

The World in a Phrase

by James Geary

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ISBN-13: 9781608197620
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,043,326
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Geary is the deputy editor of Time Magazine in Europe and the author of The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses. He lives in London with his wife and three children.
James Geary is the author of The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism and The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses. He lives in London with his wife and three children. His Web site is www.jamesgeary.com.

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World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book along with ¿Talk to the Hand¿¿sort of my foray into the land of something other than fiction (Brown¿s ¿Da Vinci Code¿ or McCrae¿s ¿Katzenjammer¿) and let me just say that I¿m glad I did. We¿ve all heard these, or at least, most of them¿some are over used and some should be used more. Bottom line: Very well-done book. Geary¿s ¿The World in a Phrase¿ should be on everyone¿s bookshelf.
glade1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I've said it before: I'm a big ol' word nerd. So of course this book on the history of the aphorism appealed to me. It turned out to be even better than I expected. In addition to defining and giving wonderful examples of aphorisms, this little volume provides a brief history of philosophy as well. Beginning with Lao-Tzu and Confucius, and progressing to modern poets and activists, Geary leads us through a history of thinkers and provides us with some of their most powerful words. I'm going to hold on to this book because I believe I'll want to refer to it again. For such a small book, it holds a great deal of fascinating information!