How to Sound Cultured




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    How to Sound Cultured

    Thomas W Hodgkinson; Hubert van den Bergh

    Icon 2015

    Hardback 398pp

    9781848319301   Product Code: 21427

    Covering such inscrutable characters as Heidegger, Montaigne, Kahlo and Levi-Strauss, the authors have chosen 250 names that are often dropped into intellectual conversation and provide information about who these people were and what they achieved. Arranged under headings such as Creative Traumas, Dipsomaniacs, the Vatican Says No and Surprise Bestsellers, the book will allow you to follow highbrow chatter and also avoid embarrassments such as mistaking Rimbaud for Rambo, or Georg Lukacs for George Lucas.

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