Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions - Understand the...

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions - Understand the creative and colorful references that add richness and vitality to our language

Webber Elizabeth, Feinsilber Mike
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Webber Elizabeth. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions - Understand the creative and colorful references that add richness and vitality to our language 1999 [pdf 609sc 597c. 10.72mb] 

Discover colorful references to literature and mythology, history and politics, science and sports

Discover the hidden meanings you've been missing. Offers clear, concise definitions for more than 900 allusions, from Achilles' heel and alpha male to Zen and Zuzu's petals.

Increase your knowledge beyond the definition. Provides the term's history, pronunciation and contemporary examples of the word or phrase used in context.

Learn the correct usage from the experts. Examples come from works by leading authors, including John Updike - Nat Hentoff - Cynthia Tucker - Joe Klein - Camille Paglia - Molly Ivins - Jane Bryant Quinn - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Anna Quindlen - Dave Barry - George Will

Learn the terms that are used today. Features thousands of examples taken from today's top publications, including New York Times - The Atlantic Monthly - Life - Rolling Stone - Smithsonian - Vanity Fair - The Wall Street Journal

Fascinating for readers, language lovers, and ESL students.

Year:
1999
Edition:
Ppk
Publisher:
Merriam-Webster
Language:
english
Pages:
609
ISBN 10:
0877796289
ISBN 13:
9780877796282
File:
PDF, 10.72 MB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 1999
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