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4800 Wisecracks, Witty Remarks, and Epigrams for All Occasions
4800 Wisecracks Witty Remarks and Epigrams for All Occasions Author:Edmund Fuller What is an epigram? What sets it apart from the quip, the quiddity, the bon mot, the jeu d'espirit, the retort, the reply courteous, the anecdtoe, or the gag? Wits or sages, if in deed they be no thte same, of all ages have ventured to indififu and isolate the epigram. It is oscar Levan who has definitively scored it for our time with a fine sen... more »sitivity to the fact that stuffing is out of place i a humorist's shirt. By Oscar, "An epicgram is a gag that's played Carnegie Hall." It is Bob Hope at Harvar; it is Sinatra sining with the Philharmonic. It is the irreverent leaven of earthy humor, however polished, that keeps the arteries of intellect from hardenting.
This book has over 334 subjects, handily crossreferenced. Here are several centuries' worth of ingenious wisecracks and short remarks, selected with wit and taste, and indexed, as few other books are, for amazinly easy and provocative reference.
Previously printed by Crown Publishers under the title of "Thesaurus of Epigrams". Futurely published as "6200 Wisecracks, Witty Remarks Epigrams for All Occasions"« less