by: John McWhorter
Publisher: pHenry Holt and Co.Book Description
A brisk look at how and why words change.
In his 17th book investigating the variety, history, and idiosyncrasy of language, McWhorter (English and Comparative Literature/Columbia Univ.; The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same ... more
by: Stuart Jeffries
Publisher: pVersoBook Description
Life inside the 20th-century’s reigning citadel of pessimism, as told through the lives and (often conflicting) philosophies of its key thinkers.
Longtime Guardian cultural critic Jeffries (Mrs. Slocombe's Pussy: Growing Up in ... more