Cassell Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations

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Suppose you're trying to make a point about the state of movies today. It might be apt to quote Oliver Stone's comment: "One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that". Or when people are talking about aging, you could offer Jack Nicklaus' quip: "The older you get, the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face". Unlike most books of quotations, here's the place to look for a timely thought from somebody who's alive and well known on a subject people like to talk about.

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Andrews, the editor of the Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (Columbia Univ., 1993), among others, has teamed up with Cassell, the publisher of many quotation books, to produce this compilation of 7500 postwar-era sayings. It is hard for a book of quotations to do more than softly echo Bartlett's, but this work holds its own, primarily because it focuses so completely on the modern era but also because the entries are drawn from such diverse sources as graffiti and film. With quotes from Oprah and Sartre, Brando and Che Guevara, Barbara Cartland and Camille Paglia, this is a collection that reflects its time. Arranged in alphabetical order by category, it rambles from Abortion to Yuppies and includes such topics as "The Falklands Conflict," "The Generation Gap," "Homophobia," and "Live Fast, Die Young." A clear table of contents and a solid index make this work as usable as it is browsable. Recommended for all libraries.?Neal Wyatt, Chesterfield Cty. P.L., Va.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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