The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Peter Kemp
Oxford University Press, 1999 - 479 Seiten
Containing 4,000 of the most memorised and cited literary quotations and encompassing the whole spectrum from the strictly literal to the more popular genres, this dictionary is an excellent reference work as well as an enjoyable read. Quotations are thematically arranged, and divided into two main sections, The Writer's World and Writers and their Works Topics range from alcohol, fame, and inspiration to travel, censorship, and science fiction 'It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.' Winston Churchill 'It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read.' Oscar Wilde 'I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control.' Alan Bennett


Author index 345
Keyword index 371

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Peter Kemp, as consultant editor, was responsible for advising on the selection of quotations. He was Literary Editor for the Sunday Times and now writes book reviews for the Times Literary Supplement as well as The Sunday Times. He was senior lecturer in English at Middlesex Polytechnic (196888) and has written books on Muriel Spark (1974) and H. G. Wells (1982). He is a regular broadcaster on Kaleidoscope, Critic's Forum, Third Opinion, and Meridian, and was one of the Booker Prize judges in 1995.The text was prepared in-house under the supervision of Elizabeth Knowles, Managing Editor for Quotation Dictionaries.

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