In her new york times bestseller between you & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. In greek to me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek.
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen #ad - Greek to me is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Filled with norris’s memorable encounters with greek words, greek gods, Greek wine―and more than a few Greek men―Greek to Me is the Comma Queen’s fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma QueenW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen #ad - Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off. Patricia o’conner, new york times book reviewmary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In between you & me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.
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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma QueenW. W. Norton & Company #ad - W w norton Company. Which, " compound words, gender-neutral language―and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Whom, " "that" vs. She takes us to see a copy of noah webster's groundbreaking blue-back speller, philip Roth, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, and George Saunders.
Readers―and writers―will find in norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. The most irreverent and helpful book on language since the #1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen #ad - Mary norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. As norris writes, "the dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around. W w norton Company. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.
Between you & me features norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, danglers, and usage―comma faults, "who" vs. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, and the lord's prayer, emily Dickinson, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Henry James, David Foster Wallace, The Simpsons, as well as from The Honeymooners, and Gillian Flynn.
It's All Greek to Me: From Achilles' Heel to Pythagoras' Theorem - How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our WorldShort Books #ad - Packed with useful cribs - history timelines; a who's who; a guide to the greek gods; a map for those who struggle to know their Lemnos from their Lesbos - It's All Greek To Me is a bluffer's guide in one sense, that will give you a helping hand around Greek democracy, the Persian Wars, or the Parthenon.
W w norton Company. Mint Condition. New. No quibbles returns. All this, and more, we have learned from the ancient Greeks. But it is much more than that; it is a book that aims to bring ancient Greece back into the mainstream of life - where it belongs. They moulded the basic disciplines and genres in which we still organise thought: from poetry to drama, from politics to philosophy and history to medicine.
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Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Consider the way we think: about right and wrong, about the nature of beauty, goodness, and truth. W w norton Company.
Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood MarkEcco #ad - Even the most die-hard grammar fanatics would be better served by tossing the rule books and learning a better way to engage with language. Through her rollicking biography of the semicolon, and refocuses our attention on the deepest, Watson writes a guide to grammar that explains why we don’t need guides at all, most primary value of language: true communication.
But why? when is it effective? have we been misusing it? Should we even care?In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters. Guaranteed packaging. Delightful. Mary norris, the new yorkera page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation markThe semicolon.
Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark #ad - Stephen king, hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Taking us on a breezy journey through a range of examples—from Milton’s manuscripts to Martin Luther King Jr. S “letters from birmingham jail” to raymond chandler’s The Big Sleep—Watson reveals how traditional grammar rules make us less successful at communicating with each other than we’d think.
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Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people’s daily lives. Mint Condition. W w norton Company. Used book in Good Condition. Mani is a companion volume to Patrick Leigh Fermor’s celebrated Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece.
New. No quibbles returns. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Guaranteed packaging. Patrick leigh fermor, james bond, ” bridges the genres of adventure story, travel writing, who has been described as “a cross between Indiana Jones, and Graham Greene, and memoir to reveal an ancient world living alongside the twentieth century.
Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese New York Review Books Classics #ad - Here, patrick leigh fermor carries the reader with him on his journeys among the Greeks of the mountains, in the book that confirmed his reputation as one of the English language’s finest writers of prose, exploring their history and time-honored lore. Join a classic adventurer on his travels throughout southern Greece, swims in the Aegean and Ionian seas, where he explores remote villages, and finds history wherever he goes.
The mani, at the tip of greece’s—and Europe’s—southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. W w norton Company.
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and StyleRandom House #ad - Guaranteed packaging. Used book in Good Condition. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. Lots and lots of emails. As authoritative as it is amusing, ” “of course, including “very, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, ” “rather, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, ” and the dreaded “actually.
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style #ad - Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right sometimes and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them. And yes: “only godless savages eschew the series comma. Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.
Praise for dreyer’s english“Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. No quibbles returns.
Tragedy, the Greeks, and UsPantheon #ad - W w norton Company. New. From the moderator of the new york times philosophy blog "the stone, to the stage of our livesTragedy presents a world of conflict and troubling emotion, " a book that argues that if we want to understand ourselves we have to go back to theater, a world where private and public lives collide and collapse.
Mint Condition. If we give ourselves the chance to look at tragedy, we might see further and more clearly. Guaranteed packaging. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Used book in Good Condition. A world rather like our own. The ancient greeks hold a mirror up to us, in which we see all the desolation and delusion of our lives but also the terrifying beauty and intensity of existence.
Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us #ad - No quibbles returns. W w norton Company. A world where justice always seems to be on both sides of a conflict and sugarcoated words serve as cover for clandestine operations of violence. A world where morality is ambiguous and the powerful humiliate and destroy the powerless. This is not a time for consolation prizes and the fatuous banalities of the self-help industry and pop philosophy.
Tragedy allows us to glimpse, in its harsh and unforgiving glare, the burning core of our aliveness.
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest LibraryScribner #ad - After columbus’s death in 1506, the eighteen-year-old hernando sought to continue—and surpass—his father’s campaign to explore the boundaries of the known world by building a library that would collect everything ever printed: a vast holding organized by summaries and catalogues, the first ever search engine for the exploding diversity of written matter as the printing press proliferated across Europe.
W w norton Company. Mint Condition. At the peak of the age of exploration, hernando traveled with Columbus on his final voyage to the New World, a journey that ended in disaster, bloody mutiny, and shipwreck. Hernando restlessly and obsessively amassed his collection based on the groundbreaking conviction that a library of universal knowledge should include “all books, erotica, in all languages and on all subjects, ” even material often dismissed as ephemeral trash: song sheets, romances, popular images, newsletters, fables.
The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library #ad - Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. New. Edward wilson-lee’s account of hernando’s life is a testimony to the beautiful madness of booklovers, a plunge into sixteenth-century Europe’s information revolution, and a reflection of the passion and intrigues that lie beneath our own attempts to bring order to the world today.
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How the Classics Made Shakespeare E. H. Gombrich Lecture SeriesPrinceton University Press #ad - Mint Condition. From one of our most eminent and accessible literary critics, a groundbreaking account of how the Greek and Roman classics forged Shakespeare’s imaginationBen Jonson famously accused Shakespeare of having “small Latin and less Greek. But he was exaggerating. Shakespeare was steeped in the classics.
. He worked in a theatrical profession that had inherited the conventions and forms of classical drama, and he read deeply in Ovid, Virgil, and Seneca. Used book in Good Condition. No quibbles returns. Shaped by his grammar school education in Roman literature, and rhetoric, he moved to London, history, a city that modeled itself on ancient Rome.
How the Classics Made Shakespeare E. H. Gombrich Lecture Series #ad - Guaranteed packaging. New. At the heart of the book is an argument that Shakespeare’s supreme valuation of the force of imagination was honed by the classical tradition and designed as a defense of poetry and theater in a hostile world of emergent Puritanism. Rounded off with a fascinating account of how shakespeare became our modern classic and has ended up playing much the same role for us as the Greek and Roman classics did for him, accessibility, and scholarship, How the Classics Made Shakespeare combines stylistic brilliance, demonstrating why Jonathan Bate is one of our most eminent and readable literary critics.
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The Grammarians: A NovelSarah Crichton Books #ad - A dazzling comedy of sisterly and linguistic manners, a revelation of the delights and stresses of intimacy, The Grammarians is the work of one of our great comic novelists at her very best. Cathleen schine has written a playful and joyful celebration of the interplay of language and life. No quibbles returns.
W w norton Company. Guaranteed packaging. An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language. From the author compared to nora ephron and Nancy Mitford, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, not to mention Jane Austen, and occasional treachery of language. New. The grammarians are laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words.
Used book in Good Condition. Mint Condition. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. They speak a secret “twin” tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart.
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