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Author Andrews, Robert, 1957-

Title Cassell dictionary of contemporary quotations / Robert Andrews
Published London : Cassell ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co., 1996


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Description xvi, 622 pages ; 24 cm
Summary REF Andrews, the editor of the Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (Columbia Univ., 1993), among others, has teamed up with Cassell, the publisher of many quotation books, to produce this compilation of 7500 postwar-era sayings. It is hard for a book of quotations to do more than softly echo Bartlett's, but this work holds its own, primarily because it focuses so completely on the modern era but also because the entries are drawn from such diverse sources as graffiti and film. With quotes from Oprah and Sartre, Brando and Che Guevara, Barbara Cartland and Camille Paglia, this is a collection that reflects its time. Arranged in alphabetical order by category, it rambles from Abortion to Yuppies and includes such topics as 'The Falklands Conflict,' 'The Generation Gap,' 'Homophobia,' and 'Live Fast, Die Young.' A clear table of contents and a solid index make this work as usable as it is browsable. Recommended for all libraries. Neal Wyatt, Chesterfield Cty. P.L., Va.-
Analysis Dictionaries
Overseas item
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aphorisms and apothegms -- Dictionaries.
Quotations, English -- Dictionaries.
Quotations, English.
Genre/Form Sayings.
Author Andrews, Robert, 1957-
LC no. 97124924
ISBN 0304346403
Other Titles Dictionary of contemporary quotations
Dictionary of contemporary quotations