Contradictionary. A bestiary of words in revolt. View full size

Contradictionary. A bestiary of words in revolt.

In the tradition of The Devil’s Dictionary, Contradictionary assembles a wide range of wit and whimsy. This is no mere miscellany, but a lighthearted work of serious literature, concentrating a wealth of ideas and history into aphorisms and anecdotes.

More details

Availability: This product is no longer in stock

25,00 PLN

Add to cart

Whence do Stockholm Syndrome and Broken Window Theory derive their names? What is the common root of aristocracy and democracy? Who gets diagnosed with Anarchia and Drapetomania? How did voting kill Edgar Allen Poe, and why is a crater on the dark side of the moon named for the man who blew up the Tsar? Alternately scathing and sublime, Contradictionary pulls back the curtain from the war within every word, revealing the conflict behind the façade of the commonplace.

  • language English

Manufacturers

Categories