An Exaltation of Larks: Or, The Venereal Game

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Penguin Books, 1977 - English language - 137 pages
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A collection of "terms of venery," collective nouns. The origin of some of the terms is explained, and more than 250 of the terms are illustrated with engravings by Dürer and Grandville and others.

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User Review  - Paulagraph - LibraryThing

The introduction is interesting as it traces these terms of "venery" back to 1486 with the publication of the Book of Albans. It is these earlier terms, often hunting terms, that are the most ... Read full review

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Pretty cool book about all the weird names for groups of various animals. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
25
Section 2
77
Section 3
79
Section 4
85
Section 5
106
Section 6
122
Section 7
136
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James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer and host of "Inside the Actors Studio," which is seen in 84 million homes in America on the Bravo network, and in 125 countries, and has received twelve Emmy nominations. He is the author of the novel "Mirrors," which he then adapted and produced for the screen, and of the American literary perennial "An Exaltation of Larks," and has written the book and lyrics of two Broadway musicals. His television productions include "Jimmy Carters Inaugural Gala," the first Presidential concert ever televised; twelve Bob Hope Birthday Specials, reaching record-breaking audiences; and "The Road to China," the first American entertainment program from the Peoples Republic. He is a vice-president of the Actors Studio, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama MFA program at Pace University, has received three honorary PhDs, is a recipient of Frances "Chevalier de lordre des Arts et des Lettres," and has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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