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THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

This wonderfully curious and eclectic volume falls somewhere between a quirky dictionary and a romantic sonnet.Novelist West (The Dry Danube, p. 422, etc.) is irrevocably enamored with etymology, and his "short homage" to some 400 words can be thoroughly enjoyed by reading A to Z—or by simply "dipping" into it, as the author himself recommends. From abacus to zymurqist (the two word histories ... Read full review

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