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An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition - Community Reviews back

by James Lipton
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A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 8 years ago
Probably my favorite bits of this book were the introductions before each chapter. You really got a sense of how much Lipton loved words and the hunt for new terms of venery and really, it was just lovely to read. I was astonished at some of the terms that have been around since the 15th century and...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 8 years ago
An excellent book that at its heart is just a very long list of collective nouns, referred to by Mr. Lipton as terms of venery both real and fanciful. The first half of the book are terms culled from history and the second half, more modern creations. I'm a fan of James Lipton's Inside the Actor'...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 8 years ago
Loved this book. It’s a linguistic treatise about the names for groups: groups of various animals, or groups of people of various professions or social circles, or groups of abstract concepts. A Comedy of Errors is in this book (yes, it’s a group name, created by Shakespeare, not the genre name). So...
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