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A Browsers Dictionary John Ciardi

A Browsers Dictionary

John Ciardi

Published March 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781888173208
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429 pages
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Esteemed poet, translator, critic, and author of childrens books, JohnCiardi devoted a good part of his later literary career to the wordrambles that, collected in his Browsers Dictionaries, take uson a wonderfully winding path through theMoreEsteemed poet, translator, critic, and author of childrens books, JohnCiardi devoted a good part of his later literary career to the wordrambles that, collected in his Browsers Dictionaries, take uson a wonderfully winding path through the landscape of language. Histhree compendiums of curious expressions and intriguing facts areenlivened by a readers inquisitiveness and a writers ingenuity. Inthese pages youll discover the bitter herb at the root of sardonic, theBiblical fly in the ointment, what provides the pleasure in happy as aclam, and hundreds of other insights into our linguistic heritage. Alsoavailable in Common Reader Editions : A Second BrowsersDictionary and A Third Browsers Dictionary.