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.




About the Author

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.

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