The World in a Phrase
A History of Aphorisms
By James Geary
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781582346168, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 17, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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.
James Geary is the deputy editor of Time Magazine in Europe and the author of The Body Electric: An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses. He lives in London with his wife and three children.