7 edition of An exaltation of larks found in the catalog.
|Statement||by James Lipton.|
|LC Classifications||PE1689 .L5 1977|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||137 p. :|
|Number of Pages||137|
|LC Control Number||77008232|
An Exaltation of Larks is a book that I think will stay with me forever. Even now I’m struggling to convey the actual words needed to formulate some kind of review. It’s been a long time since an author’s words have drawn me into a story that literally stopped me in my tracks. I /5(). [An Exaltation of Larks] possess[es] an embarrassment of riches (wink wink!)." --Lupita Nyong'o, The New York Times For those who have wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were merely the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided a definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, often poetic terms /5().
A delightfully unexpected, lovingly curated ode to the unique collective nouns that adorn our language, from "a leap of leopards" to "a murder of crows" and beyond, from the inimitable voice behind Inside the Actors Studio"I am madly in love with collective nouns They make language so colorful and ticklish An Exaltation of Larks] possess es] an embarrassment of riches (wink wink 3/5(1). An Exaltation of Larks won the grand prize in the Writer's Digest Book Awards, and took first place for Genre Fiction in the North Street Book Prize competition. Final judge Jendi Reiter wrote.
Most of these terms are listed in James Lipton's An Exaltation of Larks. Lipton's list is substantially based on very old sources. Lipton's list is substantially based on very old sources. There were manuscript lists of group names in the 15th century, and these lists appeared in some of the first books . Home / Shop / Books / An Exaltation of Larks. BOOKS. An Exaltation of Larks. by James Lipton $ BUY THIS BOOK. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Curator Reviews.
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Exaltation of Larks is not meant as a scholarly book, and it is not scholarly. It is meant to be entertaining and it is, mostly, almost. It is also cluttered, poorly organized, documented and rarely as funny as it might have been.
The shorter earlier edition was a more entertaining by: 8. Less a book in a narrative sense, and more a reference book, an Exaltation of Larks is a fantastic collection of names for groups, and a reflection of the history and transformation of language/5.
An Exaltation of Larks is a book that I think will stay with me forever. Even now I’m struggling to convey the actual words needed to formulate some kind of review. It’s An exaltation of larks book a long time since an author’s words have drawn me into a story that literally stopped me in my tracks/5().
'An Exaltation of Larks' was the first book I've read by Ms. Suanne Laqueur, but it certainly will not be the last. I'll be adding all of her books to my TBR list ASAP. From the opening lines, I knew that this was going to be a story that would stick with me and it has.
The writing is flawless and incredibly poetic/5. Laqueur's novel An Exaltation of Larks was the Grand Prize winner in the Writer's Digest Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards.
Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the RFBA.5/5(6). Witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt, An Exaltation of Larks is a brilliant compendium of more than 1, resurrected or newly minted contributions to that /5(5).
This ultimate edition of An Exaltation of Larks is Mr. Lipton's brilliant answer to the assault on language and literacy in the last decades of the twentieth century.4/5(1). Witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt, An Exaltation of Larks is a brilliant compendium of more than 1, resurrected or newly minted contributions to that ever-evolving species, the English language.
A pride of lions, a school of fish, a parliament of owls, a bevy of beauties, and exaltation of larks--the book that charmed word-lovers is back, expanded to include more than 1, terms.4/5(1). AN EXALTATION OF LARKS (Ultimate Edition) is the culmination of more than two decades of Lipton's research of "nouns of multitude," which he prefers to call "terms of venery." Many of these terms are commonplace: plague of locusts, pride of lions, litter of pups.
5/5(5). Exaltation of Larks is not meant as a scholarly book, and it is not scholarly. It is meant to be entertaining and it is, mostly, almost. It is also cluttered, poorly organized, documented and rarely as funny as it might have been. The shorter earlier edition was a more entertaining read/5().
A family saga centered on a bisexual love triangle, Suanne Laqueur's An Exaltation of Larks took me on a nostalgic trip back to the peak publishing years of the epic popular novel—those generation-spanning tales by authors like Howard Fast, Belva Plain, and Colleen McCullough that were ideal for mini-series adaptation in the ss.
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Sign On My Account Basket Help. An Exaltation of Larks. An Exaltation of Larks Fans of collective nouns are familiar with an exaltation of larks, which was the title of a book by James Lipton on collective nouns. But this particular collective noun goes back to the 15th century, and comes from one of the most famous books on collective nouns in print.
AN EXALTATION OF LARKS includes a few pages detailing Lipton's lexical odysseys and triumphs. Most of the book comprises the lists themselves.
The origin of some of the terms is explained, and more than of the terms are illustrated with witty engravings by Grandville, a 19th Century French lithographer/5(). Laqueur's novel An Exaltation of Larks was the grand prize winner in the Writer's Digest Book Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards.
It is not Romance, rather the three novels (An Exaltation of Larks, A Charm of Finches, A Scarcity of Condors) are Literary Fiction/Contemporary Fiction/LGBT Fiction.
Publisher's Note: The Venery series is often classified as Romance on Amazon and Goodreads. An Exaltation of Larks - Ebook written by Suanne Laqueur. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read An Exaltation of Larks/5(2).
An Exaltation Of Larks should come with a warning on the cover that says; This Book might change your life. Every feeling there is to feel I experienced through the pages of this novel. Be ready to read an astonishing story that is raw, honest, and magnificently beautiful.An Exaltation of Larks (Venery, #1) by Suanne Laqueur on November 22nd Pages: Published by Cathedral Rock Press Genres: LGBTQ, Literary Fiction, Multicultural Septem Eleven-year-old Alejandro Penda watches from his apartment window as Santiago, Chile falls to a military coup, destroying his family and his childhood.An "exaltation of larks"?
Yes! And a "leap of leopards," a "parliament of owls," an "ostentation of peacocks," a "smack of jellyfish," and a "murder of crows"! For those who have ever wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided the definitive answer: here.