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Exaltation of Larks - James Lipton

Exaltation of Larks

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780140170962
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 18+ years old

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An "exaltation of larks"? Yes! And a "leap of leopards, " a "parliament of owls, " an "ostentation of peacocks, " a "smack of jellyfish, " and a "murder of crows"! For those who have ever wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided the definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, and often poetic, terms unearthed by Mr. Lipton in the Books of Venery that were the constant study of anyone who aspired to the tit of gentleman in the fifteenth century. When Mr. Lipton's painstaking research revealed that five hundred years ago the terms of venery had already been turned into the Game of Venery, he embarked on an odyssey that has given us a "slouch of models, " a "shrivel of critics, " an "unction of undertakers, " a "blur of Impressionists, " a "score of bachelors, " and a "pocket of quarterbacks." This ultimate edition of An Exaltation of Larks is Mr. Lipton's brilliant answer to the assault on language and literacy the last decades of the twentieth century. In it you will find more than 1,100 resurrected or newly minted contributions to that most endangered of all species, our language, in a setting of 250 witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt engravings.

ISBN: 9780140170962
ISBN-10: 0140170960
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st November 1993
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.52  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.42