More on Oxymoron (Signed)


ISBN: 9780224022460
Artist(s): Patrick Hughes
Author(s): Patrick Hughes
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1984
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 205
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated throughout

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Oxymoron is itself an oxymoron. In ancient Greek oxus means ‘sharp’ and morus means ‘dull’, thus an oxymoron is a ‘sharp dullness’, a foolish bit of wisdom. Patrick Hughes introduces us not just to the comic absurdity of everyday language and beguiles the reader with the power and wit inherent in contradiction and paradox. You will encounter people who are born old, are the wisest fools, keep open secrets, do things accidentally on purpose, William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Douglas Hofstadter are among the masters of contradiction and hidden truths here.

Signed and dedicated by Patrick Hughes to title page.  Condition: Very good.


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