Quoth the Maven: More on Language from William Safire

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 9, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 352 pages
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist discusses contemporary figures of speech, from witty stories about expressions such as "kiss and tell" and "stab in the back" to the evolution of "read my lips."

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The usage expert's tenth book on language is another witty and erudite collection of syndicated columns (previously published in the New York Times Magazine ) on grammar, etymology, and shades of ... Read full review



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William Safire joined the New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist, where he also writes a Sunday column, "On Language," about grammar, usage, and etymology. The author of several books including Freedom, Full Disclosure, and Scandalmonger, he is the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and served nine years as a member of the Pulitzer Board.

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