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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen


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  • Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen 
    Title: Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen
    Author: NORRIS MARY
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 28/04/2020
    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHERS
    Price: $22.99
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

    The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.

    In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in the New Yorker's celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion- all things Greek.

    Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris's lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris's memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine-and more than a few Greek men-Greek to Me is the Comma Queen's fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.

    ISBN: 9781922268723
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