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The Guinness book of poisonous quotes

Author: Colin Jarman
Publisher: Chicago : Contemporary Books, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Savor the world's celebrated wits in this entertaining compilation of more than two thousand of the most caustic quips ever to scorch paper. Enduring satirists Voltaire, Mark Twain, and Oscar Wilde join the likes of Dorothy Parker and H.L. Mencken and present-day curmudgeons such as P.J. O'Rourke and Fran Lebowitz in waging hilarious verbal warfare, while hundreds of other critics, humorists, and sharp-tongued wags  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Jarman
ISBN: 0809236818 9780809236817
OCLC Number: 28845939
Notes: Includes index.
Previously published as: The Guinness dictionary of poisonous quotes and The Guinness dictionary of more poisonous quotes. London : Guinness Pub., 1991, 1992.
Description: 348 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: 1. Critics and criticism (General --
Critics at large) --
2. The creative arts (Architects and architecture --
Buildings and monuments --
Fashion --
Painting --
Painters) --
3. Literature (Criticism and definitions --
Writers --
Poetry --
Poets) --
4. Drama (General --
Playwrights --
Musicals --
Dance) --
5. Film (General --
Hollywood --
Actors and acting --
Comedians) --
6. Music (General --
Classical composers --
Opera --
Opera stars --
Popular music performers) --
7. The media (The press --
Journalists and publishers --
Television --
Television personalities) --
8. Education --
9. Religion --
10. Science (General --
Medicine --
Psychology --
Sociology --
Technology) --
11. Politics (General --
U.S. politicians) --
12. The military (General --
Military leaders) --
13. Food and drink. 14. The world (Australia --
Austria --
Canada --
China --
Denmark --
England --
France --
Germany --
Greece --
Hungary --
India --
Ireland --
Italy --
Japan --
Luxembourg --
Mexico --
The Middle East --
Russia --
Scotland --
Spain --
Sweden --
Switzerland --
The United States --
Wales) --
15. The sexes (Men --
Women --
Sex) --
16. Insults, retorts, and self-criticism (Target unknown --
Retorts --
Self-criticism).
Other Titles: Guinness dictionary of more poisonous quotes.
Responsibility: compiled by Colin Jarman.
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"Savor the world's celebrated wits in this entertaining compilation of more than two thousand of the most caustic quips ever to scorch paper. Enduring satirists Voltaire, Mark Twain, and Oscar Wilde join the likes of Dorothy Parker and H.L. Mencken and present-day curmudgeons such as P.J. O'Rourke and Fran Lebowitz in waging hilarious verbal warfare, while hundreds of other critics, humorists, and sharp-tongued wags offer their cutting commentary on everything from Hollywood to the White House, from modern art to the battle between the sexes. Egos are exploded, reputations run ragged, idols impeached, and the classics challenged." "Perfect for reference, repartee, or revenge, this anthology is a must for all who believe that the pen - and the tongue - is mightier than the sword."--Jacket.

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