Coupon
The Describer's Dictionary : A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations
by David Grambs and Ellen S. Levine


Overview -

The dictionary uses a unique reverse definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. Turn to the new section on sensory impressions, for example, to find vivid terms for "loud or jarring," such as "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And at the end of each section dozens of illustrative passages by notable fiction and nonfiction authors--including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux--bring the terminology to life.  Read more...


 
Paperback - Expanded Ed.
  • $17.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 20 copies from $7.81
 
 
 

More About The Describer's Dictionary by David Grambs; Ellen S. Levine
 
 
 
Overview

The dictionary uses a unique reverse definition-to-term format that makes it easy to zero in on the term you're seeking. Turn to the new section on sensory impressions, for example, to find vivid terms for "loud or jarring," such as "grating," "harsh," "piercing," "blaring," "thunderous," "cacophonous," and "raucous." And at the end of each section dozens of illustrative passages by notable fiction and nonfiction authors--including Donna Tartt, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, Khaled Hosseini, and Paul Theroux--bring the terminology to life.

New in this edition:

- Hundreds of additional definitions, terms, and synonyms

- Brand-new categories, including "Physical States and Symptoms," "Temperament and Behavior," "Rooms and Interior Spaces," "Weather and Forces of Nature," and "The Solar System"

- Over 400 new quotations from books, periodicals, and digital media by established and rising literary stars

- An index of the more than 600 authors quoted in the book


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780393346169
  • ISBN-10: 0393346161
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 608
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Reference > Dictionaries - General
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Composition & Creative Writing - General
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Reference

 
BAM Customer Reviews