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This remarkable collection of quotations is a treasure trove of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit gleaned from the writing of 162 of England’s finest writers of the past. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book acquaints the reader with lumanaries of English literature, including Jane Austen, Francis Bacon, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Noël Coward, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, E. M. Forster, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley, Ben Jonson, John Keats, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, George Meredith, John Milton, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf.
This collection of remarkable quotations is a gem of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and astute wit gleaned from the words of great writers from Massachusetts: Abigail Smith Adams, Henry Brooks Adams, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Samuel Adams, A. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Fred Allen, Susan Brownell Anthony, Isaac Asimov, Clara Barton, Robert Benchley, Louis D. Brandeis, William Cullen Bryant, John Cheever, Lydia M. Child, E. E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Will Durant, Mary Baker Eddy, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Margaret Fuller, William Lloyd Garrison, Susan Glaspell, Ruth Gordon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Helen Hunt Jackson, John F. Kennedy, Jack Kerouac, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Amy Lawrence Lowell, James Russell Lowell, Herman Melville, Wendell Phillips, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, George Santayana, Anne Sexton, Anne Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Daniel Webster, Edith Wharton, and John Greenleaf Whittier.
This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and keen wit gleaned from the writing of famous teachers of the past: Lord Acton, Henry Brooks Adams, John Adams, A. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Matthew Arnold, Isaac Asimov, W. H. Auden, Saint Augustine, Simone de Beauvoir, Henri Bergson, Allan Bloom, Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Burgess, Thomas Carlyle, Willa Cather, Confucius, John Dewey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Will Durant, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Margaret Fuller, Georg Hegel, Thomas Hobbes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William James, Lyndon B. Johnson, James Joyce, Immanuel Kant, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Herbert Marcuse, John Milton, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, May Sarton, Jean-Paul Sartre, Seneca, Adam Smith, Socrates, Anne Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Lionel Trilling, Booker T. Washington, Evelyn Waugh, Simone Weil, Thornton Wilder, and Woodrow Wilson.
This enjoyable and thought-provoking compilation features words of wisdom, insight, and comedy from 200 famous (and not so well-known) humorists, wits, and satirists of the past, including Minna Antrim, Tallulah Bankhead, Bernard Baruch, Brendan Behan, Robert Benchley, Ambrose Bierce, Josh Billings, Bertolt Brecht, Vera Brittain, Heywood Broun, Gelett Burgess, Lord Byron, Truman Capote, Lewis Carroll, Charlie Chaplin, Lord Chesterfield, Agatha Christie, Cyril Connolly, Benjamin Disraeli, Albert Einstein, Gustave Flaubert, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Goodman, Ian Hay, Kin Hubbard, Alice James, Alfred Jarry, Karl Kraus, Andrew Lang, Walter Lippmann, David Lloyd George, Harriet Martineau, Groucho Marx, Mary McCarthy, H. L. Mencken, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Jules Renard, Will Rogers, Helen Rowland, Saki, George Bernard Shaw, Fulton J. Sheen, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Logan Pearsall Smith, John Steinbeck, Adlai Stevenson, Jonathan Swift, James Thurber, Lionel Trilling, Mark Twain, E. B. White, and Oscar Wilde.
Featuring a foreword by the eminent historian Anthony Grafton, this fascinating book draws upon a diverse range of sources—ancient histories, medieval theology, Renaissance art, literature, legal thought, and early modern mathematics and social science—to uncover the meaning of the past and its relationship to the present.
"Fascinating...fun to read and will be the standard text of the defining era of gay literati." - Philadelphia Inquirer In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination. Gore Vidal, the wry, withering chronicler of politics, sex, and history. Tennessee Williams, whose powerful plays rocketed him to the top of the American theater. James Baldwin, the harrowingly perceptive novelist and social critic. Christopher Isherwood, the English novelist who became a thoroughly American novelist. And the exuberant Allen Ginsberg, whose poetry defied censorship and exploded minds. Together, their writing introduced America to gay experience and sensibility, and changed our literary culture. But the change was only beginning. A new generation of gay writers followed, taking more risks and writing about their sexuality more openly. Edward Albee brought his prickly iconoclasm to the American theater. Edmund White laid bare his own life in stylized, autobiographical works. Armistead Maupin wove a rich tapestry of the counterculture, queer and straight. Mart Crowley brought gay men's lives out of the closet and onto the stage. And Tony Kushner took them beyond the stage, to the center of American ideas. With authority and humor, Christopher Bram weaves these men's ambitions, affairs, feuds, loves, and appetites into a single sweeping narrative. Chronicling over fifty years of momentous change-from civil rights to Stonewall to AIDS and beyond-EMINENT OUTLAWS is an inspiring, illuminating tale: one that reveals how the lives of these men are crucial to understanding the social and cultural history of the American twentieth century.

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