Buckley, the Right Word

Random House, 1996 - 524 páginas
"William F. Buckley, Jr., who is even more well known for his supple vocabulary, productivity, and remarkable range of interests than for his politics, provides a one-man show of English in action. By examining the variety of ways in which he employs language, and the responses to them, the reader who delights in words will delight in these exchanges of opinion about the many meanings of language." "Not all the rewards are in Buckley's own words. Drawing on his correspondents, his friends, his critics, and the work of others, the text provides provocative examples, discussion, and, often, debate in various voices." "Much of Bill Buckley's extraordinary mail is concerned with questions of usage. Generous samplings of that correspondence appear along with major essays, columns, interviews, introductions, articles, reviews, and appreciations. There is, too, a Buckley Lexicon, hundreds of words he employs, giving definitions plus examples of their uses from his published writings."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A whimsical miscellany that is essentially what Vaughan (Buckley's editor at Doubleday), in his introduction, calls it, a "book on language," although it does not hold itself opprobrious ... Leer comentario completo

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Vaughan, currently editor-at-large for Random House, has edited nearly all of Buckley's 35 books since 1976. In this collection, he showcases Buckley's "language in action" rather than focusing on his ... Leer comentario completo


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Editor and writer William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in New York City on November 24, 1925. While at Yale University, he studied political science, history and economics and graduated with honors. In 1955, he founded the weekly journal National Review where he was editor in chief. He began his syndicated newspaper column in 1962 and his weekly television discussion program, Firing Line was syndicated in 1966. Buckley wrote "God and Man at Yale" (1951) which was an indictment of liberal education in the United States, "Up from Liberalism" (1959), "The Unmaking of a Mayor" (1966), which tells of his unsuccessful mayoral campaign as the Conservative Party candidate for New York City in 1965, and "Quotations from Chairman Bill" (1970). Buckley also wrote best selling stories of international intrigue whose titles include "Saving the Queen" (1976), "Stained Glass" (1978), "Who's on First" (1980), "Marco Polo, If You Can" (1981), and "See You Later, Alligator" (1985). He died on February 27, 2008.

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