Describer's Dictionary A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations

ISBN-10: 0393346161

ISBN-13: 9780393346169

Edition: 2nd 2014

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Description: A book obsessed with capturing the world in words, The Describer's Dictionary is an indispensable reference tool that writers have turned to over the past twenty years in pursuit of clarity and honesty in their craft.The dictionary is organized in a reverse reference format allowing readers to zero in on the precise term they need in any given situation. Flip to the section on body types to browse alternatives to the commonplace "muscular," such as "sinewy," "robust," and "mesomorphic," and peruse handpicked evocative passages on the facing page to spark further inspiration. With a whole raft of additional terms and new passages from contemporary masters such as Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Michael Chabon, this newly expanded edition is an unmatched resource for any writer seeking to master the art of description.

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/24/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

David Grambs has worked as a lexicographer, editor, travel reporter, and translator. He is the author of five other books pertaining to the English language, including The Endangered English Dictionary, and is coauthor of So You Think You Can Spell? with Ellen S. Levine.

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