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Richard Lederer

Forfatter af Anguished English

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Richard Lederer, the well-known wordsmith, originally intended to practice medicine. He entered Haverford College as a pre-medical student, but when he realized that he was more interested in the textbooks' language than their substance, he switched his major to English. He next attended Harvard vis mere Law School, but again switched majors--this time entering Harvard's Master of Arts and Teaching program. After graduation, he taught English and media at St. Paul's School, in Concord, N.H., for 27 years. Upon earning his Ph.D. in English and Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire, he decided to pursue a career writing books on the English language. His first book, Anguished English, was a popular success and launched his career. His books, newspaper columns, and speaking engagements have allowed Lederer, in his own words, "to extend my mission of teachership." Lederer describes himself as a "verbivore" - one who consumes words. He says, "Carnivores eat meat; herbivores eat plants and vegetables; verbivores devour words." His fascination with word play (particularly, palindromes and puns) resulted in his nicknames--"Attila the Pun" and "Conan the Grammarian." (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Richard Lederer

Anguished English (1987) 1,199 eksemplarer
Crazy English (1989) 539 eksemplarer
Get Thee to a Punnery (1988) 397 eksemplarer
Miracle of Language (1991) 367 eksemplarer
The Play of Words (1990) 298 eksemplarer
Adventures of a Verbivore (1994) 168 eksemplarer
Fractured English (1996) 79 eksemplarer
Puns Spooken Here (2006) 10 eksemplarer
American Trivia Quiz Book (2014) 6 eksemplarer
Wild & wacky animal jokes (2011) 2 eksemplarer
The Joy of Names (2018) 2 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Christmas Humor (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Animal Cracker Uppers Jr. (2013) 1 eksemplar
A Treasury of Halloween Humor (2020) 1 eksemplar
Hilarious Holiday Humor (2013) 1 eksemplar
The Book of Mischievous Jokes (2002) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul (1997) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver1,347 eksemplarer
Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom From History's Greatest Wordsmiths (2004) — Forord, nogle udgaver637 eksemplarer
The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate (1994) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver579 eksemplarer
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Vocabula Bound (2004) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Canadian Farmer's Almanac, 1998 — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer

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betty_s | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 7, 2023 |
Interesting read, whether you agree with the authors opinions or not.
mykl-s | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2023 |
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher at ALA Annual 2019.
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