The World in a Phrase
A Brief History of the Aphorism
By James Geary
(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Paperback, 9781582346168, 229pp.)
Publication Date: October 17, 2006
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For lovers of words and seekers of wisdom, a lively history of aphorisms--the oldest written art form--and the intriguing people who have penned them, from the Buddha to Emily Dickinson.