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Richard Lederer

Autor/a de Anguished English

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Sobre l'autor

Richard Lederer, the well-known wordsmith, originally intended to practice medicine. He entered Haverford College as a pre-medical student, but when he realized that he was more interested in the textbooks' language than their substance, he switched his major to English. He next attended Harvard mostra'n més Law School, but again switched majors--this time entering Harvard's Master of Arts and Teaching program. After graduation, he taught English and media at St. Paul's School, in Concord, N.H., for 27 years. Upon earning his Ph.D. in English and Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire, he decided to pursue a career writing books on the English language. His first book, Anguished English, was a popular success and launched his career. His books, newspaper columns, and speaking engagements have allowed Lederer, in his own words, "to extend my mission of teachership." Lederer describes himself as a "verbivore" - one who consumes words. He says, "Carnivores eat meat; herbivores eat plants and vegetables; verbivores devour words." His fascination with word play (particularly, palindromes and puns) resulted in his nicknames--"Attila the Pun" and "Conan the Grammarian." (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Richard Lederer

Anguished English (1987) 1,188 exemplars
Crazy English (1989) 533 exemplars
Get Thee to a Punnery (1988) 390 exemplars
Miracle of Language (1991) 361 exemplars
The Play of Words (1990) 295 exemplars
Adventures of a Verbivore (1994) 166 exemplars
Fractured English (1996) 79 exemplars
Puns Spooken Here (2006) 10 exemplars
American Trivia Quiz Book (2014) 6 exemplars
Wild & wacky animal jokes (2011) 2 exemplars
The Joy of Names (2018) 2 exemplars
A Treasury of Christmas Humor (2020) 2 exemplars
Animal Cracker Uppers Jr. (2013) 1 exemplars
A Treasury of Halloween Humor (2020) 1 exemplars
Hilarious Holiday Humor (2013) 1 exemplars
The Book of Mischievous Jokes (2002) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul (1997) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1,327 exemplars
Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom From History's Greatest Wordsmiths (2004) — Pròleg, algunes edicions631 exemplars
The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate (1994) — Introducció, algunes edicions574 exemplars
The Dictionary of Concise Writing: More Than 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases (2002) — Pròleg, algunes edicions59 exemplars
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Vocabula Bound (2004) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Canadian Farmer's Almanac, 1998 — Col·laborador, algunes edicions2 exemplars


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48 Fun questions to test your book knowledge
betty_s | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 7, 2023 |
Interesting read, whether you agree with the authors opinions or not.
mykl-s | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Jun 17, 2023 |
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher at ALA Annual 2019.
fernandie | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Sep 15, 2022 |

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