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Greek to Me

Door Mary Norris
Engels | Paperback | 2020  

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The beloved Comma Queen returns with a buoyant and charming book about language, love and the wine-dark sea.

In her The New York Times best-selling Between You & Me (ISBN 978 0 393 352146), Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils, punctuation and punctiliousness over three decades in The New Yorker's celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and witty paean to the art of expressing oneself clearly and convincingly, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek. From convincing her The New Yorker bosses to pay for Ancient Greek studies to travelling the sacred way in search of Persephone, Greek to Me is an unforgettable account of both her lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris's memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine-and more than a few Greek waiters-Greek to Me is the Comma Queen's fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.

Productspecificaties

Auteur(s)
Mary Norris
Taal
Engels
NUR Code
681
Uitgavejaar
2020
Afmetingen
211x140x16 mm
Gewicht
219 gram
ISBN10
0393357864
ISBN13
9780393357868