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People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations

 
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People on People: The Oxford Dictionary of Biographical Quotations
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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Number Of Pages: 496
Publication Date: 2001-12-20
Sales Rank: 1629311
ISBN / ASIN: 0198662610
EAN: 9780198662617
Binding: Hardcover
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press, USA
Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Average Rating: 3
Total Reviews: 1

Book Description:
This is the ultimate collection of quotations from famous people about famous people. From Martin Amis on Jimmy Connors and Jane Austen on Henry VIII, to Liz Hurley on Marilyn Monroe, there are over 4,000
quotations about both historical and contemporary figures from all over the world. The speakers are often as well known as the people they are talking about, and come from a broad range of disciplines rnd professions, including actors, architects, dancers, historians, mathematicians, literary figures, politicians, academics, sports
personalities, and scientists. All the quotations about each individual are brought together in an entry headed by a brief description, making it possible to compare what different people have said about one particular person. A detailed author index gives a context line from each quotation, biographical information on authors, and an overview of their comments, often revealing their personalities. Entertaining and perfect for browsing, it is also a valuable biographical resource. Who could fathom Plato's mind? Unless one is a genius philosophy is a mug's game Iris Murdoch on Plato He was a good man, but did not know how to paint El Greco on Michelangelo Madame Curie is very intelligent but as cold as a herring Albert Einstein on Marie Curie We elected a
President, not a Pope Barbara Streisand on Bill Clinton His technique is astounding, yet everything is accomplished with the air of someone sauntering through the park on a spring morning Margot Fonteyn on Fred
Astaire Keep your eyes on him; some day he will give the world something to talk about Mozart on Beethoven
Date: 2003-08-30 Rating: 3
Review: About the best available, that's still in print
This anthology of biographical quotations is the best of a thin field. It contains about 400 pages of quotes, distributed among the great, the notorious, and current celebrities. Most of the subjects are English and American, with a smattering of European worthies added in. The tone of the collection tends to wisecrackery. A fun collection for dipping, but more solid reference tomes of biographical quotations have been compiled.



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