The Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : LCCN:52012437
Libération : 1968

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The Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486115559
Libération : 2012-04-02

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Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions. Congratulations are "the civility of envy," a historian is a "broad-gauged gossip," many more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."

The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : University of Georgia Press
ISBN-13 : 0820326348
Libération : 2001-12-01

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If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is “a person who talks when you wish him to listen,” and happiness is “an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.” This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.

The Devil s Financial Dictionary

Titre : The Devil s Financial Dictionary
Auteur : Jason Zweig
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781610396066
Libération : 2015-10-13

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Your Survival Guide to the Hades of Wall Street The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this fun.

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce

Titre : The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : Рипол Классик
ISBN-13 : 9785874876784
Libération : 1997

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The Devil s Dictionary

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN-13 : 9781442923935
Libération : 2009-02-13

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Ambrose Bierce A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Devil s Dictionary Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Devil s Dictionaries

Titre : The Devil s Dictionaries
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : See Sharp Press
ISBN-13 : 9781884365881
Libération : 2004-08-01

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This compilation of hundreds of biting, witty, cruel, and hilarious definitions combines the best 200 definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary, with more than 500 definitions from the most humorous and stinging entries in Chaz Bufe’s The American Heretic’s Dictionary. This new edition includes 50 new definitions from Bufe and new biting illustrations by San Francisco artist and filmmaker J. R. Swanson. The Bierce definitions focus on his favorite targets, including religion, jingoism masquerading as patriotism, the “lickspittle” press, the thievery inherent in the American economic system, and the multitude of idiocies and hypocrisies pervading American social and political life. Bufe’s definitions share many of the same targets, but also skewer such contemporary plagues as the “right to life” movement, religious fundamentalism, the IRS, and the puritanically “politically correct.” Bufe also turns a jaundiced eye on both male and female sexual attitudes, something which Bierce, writing in much more conservative times, was not free to do.

The Devil s Dictionary With a Preface by the Author and a Short Biography of Ambrose Bierce

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary With a Preface by the Author and a Short Biography of Ambrose Bierce
Auteur : Ambrose Bierce
Éditeur : Read Books Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9781473350182
Libération : 2016-08-16

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. Bierce is critically best remembered for his fiction and many other writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war writings of all time. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Academic Keywords

Titre : Academic Keywords
Auteur : Cary Nelson
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135962173
Libération : 2002-06-01

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Know what academic freedom is? Or what it's come to mean? What's affirmative about affirmative action these days? Think you're up on the problem of sexual harassment on campus? Or know how much the university depends on part-time faculty? Academic Keywords is a witty, informed, and sometimes merciless assessment of today's campus, an increasingly corporatized institution that may have bitten off more than its administration is ready to chew. Cary Nelson and Steve Watt use the format of a dictionary to present stories and reflections on some of the most pressing issues affecting higher education in America. From the haphazard treatment of graduate students to the use and abuse of faculty (as well as abuses commited by faculty), Nelson and Watt present a compelling and, at times, enraging report on the state of the campus.

The Devil s Dictionary of Economics and Finance

Titre : The Devil s Dictionary of Economics and Finance
Auteur : Pavel Kohout
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0993122604
Libération : 2014-11-01

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