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Lost Words

Pub Date : 2016-01-25 | Author : Nicola Gardini | Publisher : New Directions Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9780811224772
ISBN 13 : 0811224775

Winner of the Viareggio Prize, a vivid portrait of Italy on the brink of social upheaval in the 1970s. Inside an apartment building on the outskirts of Milan, the working-class res..


Lost For Words

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Lynda Mugglestone | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 0300106998
ISBN 13 : 9780300106992

Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing languag..


The Lost Words

Pub Date : 2012-10-15 | Author : Pete May | Publisher : Biteback Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781849545235
ISBN 13 : 1849545235

Philip Howard's legendary 'Lost Words' column has been appearing weekly in The Times for many years, wittily illuminating a raft of the most obscure, esoteric words the English lan..


Lost For Words

Pub Date : 2014-05-20 | Author : Edward St. Aubyn | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9780374711481
ISBN 13 : 0374711488

Edward St. Aubyn is "great at dissecting an entire social world" (Michael Chabon, Los Angeles Times) Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels were some of the most celebrated work..


Lost Words Of Love

Pub Date : 1993-01-01 | Author : Susan Kelz Sperling | Publisher : Clarkson Potter

ISBN 10 : IND:30000039949866
ISBN 13 :

Recaptured love words from sixteenth- to nineteenth-century English literature are incorporated into poems and parodies in a perfectly puzzling Valentine sentiment...


Lost Words

Pub Date : 2009-08-16 | Author : L. S. Jacyna | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400831180
ISBN 13 : 1400831180

In the mid-nineteenth century, physicians observed numerous cases in which individuals lost the ability to form spoken words, even as they remained sane and healthy in most other w..


Lost Words And Lost Worlds

Pub Date : 1990-04-19 | Author : Allan Pred | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521375312
ISBN 13 : 9780521375313

The last quarter of the nineteenth century was the most dramatic era in the social and spatial transformation of Stockholm. During this time large-scale manufacturing industry rose..