Torn Wings and Faux Pas: A Flashbook of Style, a Beastly Guide Through the Writer’s Labyrinth

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Gordon also tames such confusing grammatical beasts as the elliptical clause, split infinitives, and many more. Rikki ducornet has drawn more than fifty whimsical illustrations that capture the eccentric spirit of the text. Torn wings and faux pas makes the reader laugh  out loud and shiver with pleasure while experiencing style, vocabulary, and the structures of language as a perpetual and fiendish delight.

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The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

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Pantheon #ad - Playful and practical, this is the style book you can't wait to use, a guide that addresses classic questions of English usage with wit and the blackest of humor. Pantheon Books. Black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

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Mariner Books #ad - Witty, and utterly unforgettable, saucy, The New Well-Tempered Sentence is a must-have for anyone who has ever despaired of opening a punctuation handbook but whose sentences despair without one. Pantheon Books. At long last, and utterly unforgettable characters yes, with wholly original explanations of the rules of punctuation, The New Well-Tempered Sentence rescues punctuation from the perils of boredom, whimsical graphics, characters in a grammar book.

The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed #ad - Gordon teaches you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. Gradually, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, dots, as you master the elusive slashes, you will find yourself in the grip of a bizarre and bemusing comedy of manners.

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The Disheveled Dictionary

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Mariner Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The disheveled dictionary is a treat for anyone who loves language -- its sound, its sensuality, its ability to surprise and delight. With her signature cache of illustrations and flamboyantly gothic examples, defines an array of daffy, "who has achieved cult status with her whimsical references, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, delicious words" Library Journal.

The Disheveled Dictionary #ad - Gordon's eccentric wit and unique insights take readers on a delightful romp through the dictionary that will expand their vocabularies and exhilarate their minds. In the disheveled dictionary gordon conjures a world of words, their definitions and myriad uses, and along the way invokes favorite characters from earlier books.

. Pantheon Books. Along the way she celebrates not only the obscure but also our most beloved and basic words.

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Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness: A Dictionarrative

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Pantheon #ad - Traveling on from the deluxe transitive vampire and torn wings and faux pas chosen by the los angeles Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1997, Karen Elizabeth Gordon continues her wildly imaginative romp with Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness through a gothic landscape of language and her mythically Balkan world, a howling terrain and a cast of rampageous, eerie characters.

A companion lexicon, internecine, obloquy, fatidic, farouche, quidnunc, which includes anomie, power, and noetic, all the while treating war, continues the tales and intrepid trek, and celebrity cults with satirical wit and insight. With out of the loud hound of darkness Gordon lures you into the intricacies and pleasures of language through a brooding, hilarious fabric of fiction.

Out of the Loud Hound of Darkness: A Dictionarrative #ad - Pantheon Books. Used book in Good Condition. Myriad underground passages harbor mementos of horrific history, as the young dragons and au pair discover in their explorations. Through this spellbinding narrative, speeding the reader to expertise with such confusions as decry/descry, moguls, courtesan, coiffeur, alchemical queen, fatal/fateful, and cross-dressing cowboys, Gordon illuminates the mysteries of usage, displace/misplace, contrary cartographer, Count Ghastly, precipitate/precipitous, with its brigands, and masterful/masterly.

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The Disheveled Dictionary: A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon

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The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - The basic rules governing the use of periods, commas, semicolons, hyphens, and other punctuation marks are illustrated by humorous sentences Pantheon Books. Used book in Good Condition.

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Intimate Apparel

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The Ravenous Muse: A Table of Dark and Comic Contents, a Bacchanal of Books

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Pantheon #ad - The Ravenous Muse: A Table of Dark and Comic Contents, a Bacchanal of Books #ad - Pantheon Books. Drawing on excerpts from more than 50 writers--Barthes, and Joyce among them--Gordon gives us a funny, Balzac, Mandelstam, McPhee, Marquez, surprising, and wonderfully macabre book. From the author of the deluxe Transitive Vampire comes this delightful collection of writings about food, drink, and the art of eating.

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Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide

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From the disconcerting brasserie Loplop, steal your chair for the Cinema Pont Neuf, whose movies flow onto the Seine. Pantheon Books. Unhandy glossaries help you talk your way through these provocative encounters, with such apropos comments as J'aimerais sortir avec votre hyene pour boire un verre I'd like to take your hyena out for a drink.

Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide #ad - Amid the parisian locales you know and love, unheard-of temptations abound. Used book in Good Condition. If your visit to the cafe conjugal ends in a spat, you can make up at the luscious and fantastic Museum of Lips and Books. A rare and rowdy entertainment that dares its readers to explore a Paris one can only wish existed.

Your curiosity sated for the day, check into Hotel des Etrangers, where phantoms change the sheets and your room in the middle of the night. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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Anchor #ad - This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. We were out at our family cabin in bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Used book in Good Condition.

Just take it bird by bird. An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice.

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Used book in Good Condition. Anchor Books. Pantheon Books. It was due the next day. Then my father sat down beside him, ‘Bird by bird, and said, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, buddy. Used book in Good Condition.

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