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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