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Let a Simile Be Your Umbrella

Let a Simile Be Your Umbrella( )
Author: Safire, William
ISBN:978-0-609-60947-7
Publication Date:Nov 2001
Publisher:Crown Publishing Group
Imprint:Three Rivers Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $49.95
Book Description:

"William Safire, America's favorite writer on language, offers a new collection of pieces drawn from his nationally syndicated "On Language" column. Laced with liberal (a loaded word, but apt) doses of Safire's wit, these pieces search culture (high and low), politics, entertainment, and the word on the street to explore what the old but livelier-than-ever English language has been up to lately." "With a keen wit and a sure grasp of usage, Safire dissects trends and traces the origins...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Grammar & Punctuation
Language Arts & Disciplines / Style Manuals
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.558 x 23.495 cm
Book Weight:0.655 Kilograms
Author Biography
Safire, William (Author)
William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New York City, and then became president of his own firm. He was responsible for bringing Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev together in 1959. In 1968, he joined the campaign of Richard Nixon as a senior White House speechwriter for Nixon. Safire joined The New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist. He also writes a Sunday column, On Language, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine since 1979. This column on grammar, usage, and etymology has led to the publication of 10 books and made him the most widely read writer on the English language. William Safire was the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a trustee for Syracuse University. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board. He is the author of Freedom (1987), a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War. His other novels include Full Disclosure (1977), Sleeper Spy (1995) and Scandalmonger (2000). His other titles include a dictionary, a history, anthologies and commentaries.

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