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The Resource Quotology, Willis Goth Regier

Quotology, Willis Goth Regier

Label
Quotology
Title
Quotology
Statement of responsibility
Willis Goth Regier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Well named, Quotology contains everything you always wanted to know about quotations, quoters, quotees, quotation books,̀ quoox' (quotations out of context), and their fascinating history." Marjorie Garber, author of Shakespeare and Modern Culture and Quotation Marks" ""Those who are fascinated by quotations, meaning just about everyone who is interested in culture or history, will want to devour Willis Regier's Quotology. Regier, more than anyone before him, has illuminated the reasons we quote, the taxonomy of quotation types, and the traditions of the great quote books, and done so with delightful wit and penetrating insight." Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations" "Erasmus advised readers to learn quotations by heart and copy them everywhere: write them in the front and back of books; inscribe them on rings and cups; paint them on doors and walls, "even on the glass of a window." Emerson noted that "in Europe, every church is a kind of book or bible, so covered is it with inscriptions and pictures." In Arabic script as tall as a man, the Koran is quoted on the walls and domes of mosques." "We quote to admire, provoke, commemorate, dispute, play, and inspire. Quotations signal class, club, clique, and alma mater. They animate wit, relay prophecies, guide meditation, and accessorize fashion." "In Quotology Willis Goth Regier draws on world literature and contemporary events to show how vital quotations are, how they are collected and organized, and how deceptive they can be. He probes all these aspects, identifying fifty-nine types of quotations, including misquotations and anonymous sayings. Following the logic of quotology, Quotology concludes with famous last words."--BOOK JACKET
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Regier, Willis Goth
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN171.Q6
LC item number
R44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stages
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  • Quotation
  • Quotations
  • Quotation in literature
Label
Quotology, Willis Goth Regier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-232) and index
Contents
Elements -- Types -- Collections -- The great compendia -- Fashions -- Wit -- Prophecy -- Meditations -- Last words
Control code
539081989
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 248 p.
Isbn
9780803217522
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006336
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)539081989
Label
Quotology, Willis Goth Regier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-232) and index
Contents
Elements -- Types -- Collections -- The great compendia -- Fashions -- Wit -- Prophecy -- Meditations -- Last words
Control code
539081989
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 248 p.
Isbn
9780803217522
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006336
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)539081989

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