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Greek to Me : Adventures of the Comma Queen - Mary Norris

Greek to Me

Adventures of the Comma Queen

Hardcover Published: 2nd April 2019
ISBN: 9781922268242
Number Of Pages: 240

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The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.

In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in the New Yorker's celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion- all things Greek.

Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris's lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris's memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine-and more than a few Greek men-Greek to Me is the Comma Queen's fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.

About the Author

Mary Norris is the author of Greek to Me and the New York Times bestseller Between You & Me , an account of her years in the New Yorker copy department. Originally from Cleveland, she lives in New York. Her favourite pencil used to be the Dixon Ticonderoga No. 1, but she now makes do with the Palomino Blackwing.

ISBN: 9781922268242
ISBN-10: 1922268240
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 2nd April 2019
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.33

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