Contradictionary

by CrimethInc.

Paperback, 2013

Status

Available

Call number

CRI

Call number

CRI

Publication

CrimethInc. Writers' Bloc : Salem, OR (2013)

Description

Whence do Stockholm Syndrome and Broken Window Theory derive their names? What is the common root of aristocracy and democracy? Who gets diagnosed with Anarchia and Drapetomania? How did voting kill Edgar Allen Poe, and why is a crater on the dark side of the moon named for the man who blew up the Tsar? Alternately scathing and sublime, Contradictionary pulls back the curtain from the war within every word, revealing the conflict behind the fa├žade of the commonplace. In the tradition of The Devil's Dictionary, Contradictionary assembles a wide range of wit and whimsy. This is no mere miscellany, but a lighthearted work of serious literature, concentrating a wealth of ideas and history into aphorisms and anecdotes.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

320 p.; 4.5 inches

ISBN

0970910193 / 9780970910196
Page: 0.1287 seconds