The quotable writer Words of wisdom from Mark Twain, Aristotle, Oscar Wilde, Robert Frost, Erica Jong, and more

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New York : McGraw Hill c2000.
Physical Description
xii, 186 p. ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Other Authors
William A. Gordon, 1950- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Gordon's collection of approximately 1000 quotes is divided into 53 themes including censorship, grammar, humor, ideas, inspiration, plagiarism, talent, spelling, and the writing of history. The list of quotees from publishing, journalism, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction is long, while quotes like the following dubious one from Chateaubriand, are short: "The original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate." Or this from Thomas Hardy: "If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition would have left him alone." Quotations usually contain quotee, source title, and date. Gordon says that his book is meant to help writers by providing all kinds of practical advice about writing and publishing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (