Picture of author.

Richard Lederer

Teoksen Anguished English tekijä

55+ teosta 4,676 jäsentä 58 arvostelua 8 Favorited

Tietoja tekijästä

Richard Lederer, the well-known wordsmith, originally intended to practice medicine. He entered Haverford College as a pre-medical student, but when he realized that he was more interested in the textbooks' language than their substance, he switched his major to English. He next attended Harvard näytä lisää Law School, but again switched majors--this time entering Harvard's Master of Arts and Teaching program. After graduation, he taught English and media at St. Paul's School, in Concord, N.H., for 27 years. Upon earning his Ph.D. in English and Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire, he decided to pursue a career writing books on the English language. His first book, Anguished English, was a popular success and launched his career. His books, newspaper columns, and speaking engagements have allowed Lederer, in his own words, "to extend my mission of teachership." Lederer describes himself as a "verbivore" - one who consumes words. He says, "Carnivores eat meat; herbivores eat plants and vegetables; verbivores devour words." His fascination with word play (particularly, palindromes and puns) resulted in his nicknames--"Attila the Pun" and "Conan the Grammarian." (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Richard Ldrr, Richard Lederer

Image credit: Photo by Hoffman Photographic


Tekijän teokset

Anguished English (1987) 1,207 kappaletta
Crazy English (1989) 540 kappaletta
Get Thee to a Punnery (1988) 399 kappaletta
Miracle of Language (1991) 370 kappaletta
The Play of Words (1990) 302 kappaletta
Adventures of a Verbivore (1994) 169 kappaletta
Fractured English (1996) 78 kappaletta
Puns Spooken Here (2006) 10 kappaletta
American Trivia Quiz Book (2014) 6 kappaletta
A Treasury of Christmas Humor (2020) 2 kappaletta
Wild & wacky animal jokes (2011) 2 kappaletta
The Joy of Names (2018) 2 kappaletta
Animal Cracker Uppers Jr. (2013) 1 kappale
Hilarious Holiday Humor (2013) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom From History's Greatest Wordsmiths (2004) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset636 kappaletta
The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate (1994) — Johdanto, eräät painokset582 kappaletta
The Dictionary of Concise Writing: More Than 10,000 Alternatives to Wordy Phrases (2002) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset63 kappaletta
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
Vocabula Bound (2004) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Canadian Farmer's Almanac, 1998 — Avustaja, eräät painokset2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla




48 Fun questions to test your book knowledge
Merkitty asiattomaksi
betty_s | 1 muu arvostelu | Sep 7, 2023 |
Interesting read, whether you agree with the authors opinions or not.
Merkitty asiattomaksi
mykl-s | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2023 |
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher at ALA Annual 2019.
Merkitty asiattomaksi
fernandie | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 15, 2022 |
Merkitty asiattomaksi
laplantelibrary | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 29, 2022 |


You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
Arvio (tähdet)
Kuinka monen suosikki

Taulukot ja kaaviot