Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus

ISBN-10: 0199829926

ISBN-13: 9780199829927

Edition: 3rd

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The perfect tool for finding the perfect word, the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is an invaluable source of inspiration as well as an authoritative guide to selecting and using vocabulary. Packed with information, this essential guide for writers includes more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms, with real-life example sentences to help you pick the correct word. The text is peppered with thought-provoking reflections on favorite (and not-so-favorite) words by contemporarywriters in a variety of genres, including David Auburn, Melissa Etheridge, Joshua Ferris, Francine Prose, David Foster Wallace, Zadie Smith, and Simon Winchester, many newly commissioned for this edition. This unique thesaurus also contains expert notes on American English usage, hints for choosing between similar words, a Word Finder section organized by subject, and a comprehensive language guide. The third edition, newly revised and updated, now has hundreds of new words, senses, and phrases. Newfeatures include over 200 literary and humorous quotations highlighting notable usages of words, and a revised graphical word toolkit featuring common word combinations based on evidence in the Oxford Corpus. There is also a new introduction by noted language commentator Ben Zimmer.
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List price: $40.00
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/9/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1128
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

David Auburn's plays include "Skyscraper" (Greenwich House Theater) & "Fifth Planet" (New York Stage & Film). This year he received the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award & a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

ERICH AUERBACH (1892-1957) was born in Berlin into a upper-middle class Jewish family. He received a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Heidelberg, served in in the German army during World War I, then earned his doctorate in Romance philology from the University of Greifswald. Serving as a librarian for many years at the Prussian State Library in Berlin, he then became a professor of Romance Philology at the University of Marburg. In 1929, he published Dante, Poet of the Secular World to much acclaim, however after Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany in 1933, he fled to Istanbul. There he worked as a professor at Istanbul State University, writing his famous work, Mimesis. In 1947 Auerbach moved to the United States, where he was a professor at Pennsylvania State University, and then professor of Romance Philology at Yale University. He died in Connecticut in 1957. MICHAEL DIRDA is the winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He has been an editor and writer for The Washington Post Book World for the past twenty years.He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Translated by RALPH MANHEIM

Melissa Etheridge lives in Southern California.

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