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Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, Blount Roy Jr.


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Автор: Blount Roy Jr.
Название:  Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
ISBN: 9780374103699
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Классификация:
ISBN-10: 0374103690
Обложка/Формат: Hardcover
Страницы: 364
Вес: 0.616 кг.
Дата издания: 31.10.2008
Язык: English
Размер: 23.32 x 16.05 x 3.18 cm
Поставляется из: США



Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips

Автор: Blount Roy Jr.
Название: Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips
ISBN: 0374532044 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374532048
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: от 1431 р.
Наличие на складе: Есть

Описание: "If everybody's first English teacher were Roy Blount Jr., we might still be trillions in debt, but we would be so deeply in love with words and their magic . . . that we'd hardly notice." --Chris Tucker, "The Dallas Morning News" After forty years of making a living using words in every medium except greeting cards, Roy Blount Jr. still can't get over his ABCs. In "Alphabet Juice," he celebrates the juju, the crackle, the sonic and kinetic energies, of letters and their combinations. He has a strong sense of right and wrong, but he is not out to prescribe proper English. His passion is for questions such as these: Did you know that both "mammal "and "matter "derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how "wince" makes you wince? Three and a half centuries ago, Thomas Blount produced his "Glossographia," the first dictionary to explore derivations of English words. "This "Blount's Glossographia takes that pursuit to new levels. From sources as venerable as the "OED" and as fresh as Urbandictionary.com, and especially from the author's own wide ranging experience, "Alphabet Juice "derives an organic take on language that is unlike, and more fun than, any other. "Amusing, bemusing, and smart as hell." --Daniel Okrent, "Fortune" "Danced in Blount's arms, English swings smartly." --Jack Shafer, "The New York Times Book Review" "Gracefully erudite and joyous." --Katherine A. Powers, "The Boston Sunday Globe"

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty previous books, covering subjects from the Pittsburgh Steelers to Robert E. Lee to what dogs are thinking. He is a regular panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me " and is a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel." "Born in Indianapolis and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Blount now lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, the painter Joan Griswold.

Did you know that both "mammal "and "matter "derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how "wince "makes you wince? Ever wonder why so many h-words have to do with breath?
Roy Blount Jr. certainly has, and after forty years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, except greeting cards, he still can't get over his ABCs. In "Alphabet Juice," he celebrates the electricity, the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies, of letters and their combinations. Blount does not prescribe proper English. The franchise he claims is "over the counter."
Three and a half centuries ago, Thomas Blount produced "Blount's Glossographia," the first dictionary to explore derivations of English words. "This" Blount's Glossographia takes that pursuit to other levels, from Proto-Indo-European roots to your epiglottis. It rejects the standard linguistic notion that the connection between words and their meanings is "arbitrary." Even the word "arbitrary "is shown to be no more arbitrary, at its root, than "go-to guy "or "crackerjack." From sources as venerable as the "OED "(in which Blount finds an inconsistency, at "whisk") and as fresh as Urbandictionary.com (to which Blount has contributed the number-one definition of "alligator arm"), and especially from the author's own wide-ranging experience, "Alphabet Juice "derives an organic take on language that is unlike, and more fun than, any other. "Like many writers, I keep a few books on a shelf to unclog my brain for those times when the right combination of words refuses to muster for service. To that pantheon I add Alphabet Juice for its erudition, its grand fun and its contrary view on what constitutes good writing . . . Not that Blount counsels self-indulgence. Writing 'needs to be quick, so it's readable at first glance and also worth lingering over.' This book is both, and danced in Blount's arms, English swings smartly. My admiration for "Alphabet Juice" only swelled when it proposed a conclusion for this review. Reviewers like to apply the word 'uneven' to books they're fond of, but have a few reservations about. 'Would you want to read

Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made

Автор: Blount Roy jr.
Название: Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made
ISBN: 0061808164 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061808166
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
Рейтинг:
Цена: 1935 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание: Bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the story of the Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup (1933).

Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations

Автор: Blount Roy
Название: Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations
ISBN: 0374175209 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374175207
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 2517 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Lifeboat Crew Member

Автор: Blount Rachel
Название: Lifeboat Crew Member
ISBN: 1445140241 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781445140247
Издательство: Little, Brown
Рейтинг:
Цена: 2168 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание: What`s it like to do a job where you help people every day? Follow each of our professionals for a day and find out!

Alphabetter Juice: Or, the Joy of Text

Автор: Blount Roy Jr.
Название: Alphabetter Juice: Or, the Joy of Text
ISBN: 0374533377 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374533373
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1936 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание:

Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists

No man of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, full bodied, and out to please discriminating palates coarse and fine. In 2008, he celebrated the gists, tangs, and energies of letters and their combinations in Alphabet Juice, to wide acclaim. Now, Alphabetter Juice. Which is better.

This book is for anyone--novice wordsmith, sensuous reader, or career grammarian--who loves to get physical with words. What is the universal sign of disgust, ew, doing in beautiful and cutie? Why is toadless, but not frogless, in the Oxford English Dictionary? How can the U. S. Supreme Court find relevance in gollywoddles? Might there be scientific evidence for the sonicky value of hunch? And why would someone not bother to spell correctly the very word he is trying to define on Urbandictionary.com?

Digging into how locutions evolve, and work, or fail, Blount draws upon everything from The Tempest to The Wire. He takes us to Iceland, for salmon-watching with a girl gillie, and to Georgian England, where a distinguished etymologist bites off more of a giantess than he can chew. Jimmy Stewart appears, in connection with kludge and the bombing of Switzerland. Litigation over supercalifragilisticexpialidocious leads to a vintage werewolf movie; news of possum-tossing, to metanarrative.

As Michael Dirda wrote in The Washington Post Book World, The immensely likeable Blount clearly possesses what was called in the Italian Renaissance 'sprezzatura, ' that rare and enviable ability to do even the most difficult things without breaking a sweat. Alphabetter Juice is brimming with sprezzatura. Have a taste.

Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made

Автор: Blount Roy JR.
Название: Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made
ISBN: 0061808172 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061808173
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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Цена: 1257 р.
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Описание: Takes us through the history and making of "Duck Soup", examining the comedic genius of the Marx Brothers.

Alphabetter Juice

Автор: Blount Roy JR.
Название: Alphabetter Juice
ISBN: 0374103704 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374103705
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 2517 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Robert E. Lee

Автор: Blount, Jr., Roy
Название: Robert E. Lee
ISBN: 0670032204 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670032204
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Рейтинг:
Цена: 1705 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Robert E. Lee

Автор: Blount, Jr., Roy
Название: Robert E. Lee
ISBN: 0143038664 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143038665
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1282 р.
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Описание: A "witty, lively and wholly fascinating" (The New York Times) portrait of an iconic Southern hero

With lively storytelling and full-hearted Southern directness, Roy Blount, Jr., presents a unique portrait of Robert E. Lee. Fascinated by the qualities that made Lee such a charismatic, though reluctant, leader, Blount vividly conveys Lee's audacity and uncanny successes in battle, as well as his humility, his quirky sense of humor, and the sorrowful sense of responsibility he felt for his outnumbered, half-starved army. The first concise biography of this American legend, Robert E. Lee will appeal to history and military buffs, students of Southern culture, and every reader curious about the makeup of a man who has become an American icon.

Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations

Автор: Blount Roy
Название: Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations
ISBN: 0374536880 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374536886
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1936 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание:

Our best-laid plans will yield to fate.
And we will say, "We lived. We ate."

Roy Blount Jr. is one of America's most cherished comic writers. He's been compared to Mark Twain and James Thurber, and his books have been called everything from "a work of art" (Robert W. Creamer, The New York Times Book Review) to "a book to read till it falls apart" (Newsweek). Now, in Save Room for Pie, he applies his much-praised wit and charm to a rich and fundamental topic: food.

As a lifelong eater, Blount always got along easy with food--he didn't have to think, he just ate. But food doesn't exist in a vacuum; there's the global climate and the global economy to consider, not to mention Blount's chronic sinusitis, which constricts his sense of smell, and consequently his taste buds. So while he's always frowned on eating with an ulterior motive, times have changed. Save Room for Pie grapples with these and other food-related questions in Blount's signature style. Here you'll find lively meditations on everything from bacon froth to grapefruit, Kobe beef to biscuits. You'll also find defenses of gizzards, mullet, okra, cane syrup, watermelon, and boiled peanuts; an imagined dialogue between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; input from Louis Armstrong, Frederick Douglass, and Blaze Starr; and of course some shampooed possums and carjacking turkeys.

In poems and songs, limericks and fake (or sometimes true) news stories, Blount talks about food in surprising and innovative ways, with all the wit and verve that prompted Garrison Keillor, in The Paris Review, to say: "Blount is the best. He can be literate, uncouth, and soulful all in one sentence."

A Family for the Farmer

Автор: Blount Laurel
Название: A Family for the Farmer
ISBN: 0373719868 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780373719860
Издательство: Simon & Schuster
Цена: 580 р.
Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.

Описание: Coming soon A Family for the Farmer by Laurel Blount will be available Sep 20, 2016.

Nurse

Автор: Blount Rachel
Название: Nurse
ISBN: 144514011X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781445140117
Издательство: Little, Brown
Рейтинг:
Цена: 2168 р.
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Описание: What`s it like to do a job where you help people every day? Follow each of our professionals for a day and find out


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