Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths

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Collects hundreds of paradoxical and contradictory observations by a range of writers, politicians, philosophers, and public figures, in a language-lover's reference to such phrases as "Less is more" and "Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth."

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 180 x 142 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. ox-y-mor-on-i-ca (OK-se-mor-ON-uh-ca) noun, plural: Any variety of tantalizing, self-contradictory statements or observations that on the surface appear false or illogical, but at a deeper level are true, often profoundly true. See also oxymoron, paradox. examples: Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad. Victor Hugo To lead the people, walk behind them. Lao-tzu You d be surprised how much it coststo look this cheap. Dolly Parton You won t find the word oxymoronica in any dictionary (at least not yet) because Dr. Mardy Grothe introduces it to readers in this delightful collection of 1,400 of the most provocative quotations of all time. From ancient thinkers like Confucius, Aristotle, and Saint Augustine to great writers like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and G. B. Shaw to modern social observers like Woody Allen and Lily Tomlin, Oxymoronica celebrates the power and beauty of paradoxical thinking. All areas of human activity are explored, including love, sex and romance, politics, the arts, the literary life, and, of course, marriage and family life. The wise and witty observations in this book are as highly entertaining as they are intellectually nourishing and are sure to grab the attention of language lovers everywhere. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060536992

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