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A devil"s dictionary of American business

Nicholas von Hoffman

A devil"s dictionary of American business

by Nicholas von Hoffman

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Published by Texere in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Business -- Dictionaries,
    • Finance -- Dictionaries,
    • Business -- United States -- Dictionaries

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Nicholas von Hoffman.
      GenreDictionaries.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHF1001 .V664 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3570131M
      ISBN 101587991713
      LC Control Number2002073261
      OCLC/WorldCa50670027

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The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, journalist, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions.

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Having nothing to do with the devil or anyting evil or demonic, The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper inand was continued in a desultory way and at long intervals until In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the.

Oct 02,  · The Devil's Dictionary / DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work. This "dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce is witty, scathing, and totally hilarious/5.

The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a A devils dictionary of American business book paper inand was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve.

To quote the publishers of the present work. Apr 11,  · “The perfect stocking stuffer for anyone remotely interested in finance.” — Business Insider “ The Devil's Financial Dictionary is witty, irreverent, skeptical and humorous—making it an entertaining read for those within and outside the financial industry.” — Manhattan Book Review ”Consistently yields pleasure and caskel.com: PublicAffairs.

This book is an incisive and entertaining overview of the business world, worthy of its antecedent, Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary. Told from the perspective of the legendary Nicholas von Hoffman, it is catty, sharp, funny, mean and informative/5.

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions. The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers/5.

A Devil’s Dictionary of Business By the second half of the nineteenth century, American business, joining American agriculture in peddling abroad, was swarming overseas.

(Also see. Read A of The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. The text begins: ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth of power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer. ABATIS, n. Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside.

ABDICATION, n. The Devil's Dictionary: Summary & Quotes we will go over a summary of the book and look at excerpts. that's what American writer Ambrose Bierce did at the turn of the 20th century.

Dec 05,  · The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, with an introduction by Angus Calder and illustrations by Ralph Steadman pp, Bloomsbury, £ People are.

Read B of The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. The text begins: BAAL, n. An old deity formerly much worshiped under various names. As Baal he was popular with the Phoenicians; as Belus or Bel he had the honor to be served by the priest Berosus, who wrote the famous account of the Deluge; as Babel he had a tower partly erected to his glory on the Plain of Shinar.

The infernal author of this work has included many little known, brain boggling business facts, fantasies and fallacies. A Devil's Dictionary, with short, clear explanations of business terms, American society, American culture, American Dream, and American business.

It has been widely quoted, frequently translated, and often imitated, earning a global reputation. In the s, The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

Jun 25,  · A rambling and nearly pointless review of "The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce. Featuring cameos by P.J. O'Rourke, Thomas Friedman, Dennis Miller, and various other public figures aching to be submerged in molten lead. The complete text of The Devil’s Dictionary.

Author’s Preface. The Devil’s Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper inand was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic’s Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve.

The breakfast of an American who has been in Paris. Variously pronounced. DELEGATION, n. calm spell -- Some magic lurking in your look That brings the noisiest to book And spreads a holy and profound Tranquillity o'er all around. The Devil's Dictionary-- UP Ambrose Bierce's classic work.

25 Dv: The Devil's Dictionary: C-- PREVIOUS. First published inAmbrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary is collected from 30 years of newspapers columns by the contemporary of Mark Twain whom H.

Mencken called "the one genuine wit These States have ever seen." This edition of the classic of American satire, illustrated by Keith Bendis, was published last fall by Fantagraphics Books.

The Devil’s Dictionary, satiric lexicon by Ambrose Bierce, first compiled as The Cynic’s Word Book in and reissued under the author’s preferred title five years later. The barbed definitions that Bierce began publishing in the Wasp, a weekly journal he edited in San Francisco from tobrought this 19th-century stock form to a new level of artistry.Jul 03,  · The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by the American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce.

This humorous book was originally published in as The Cynic's Word Book. One of my favorite writers, Jason Zweig of the Wall Street Journal, is the author of the newly published and wonderful book: The Devil's Financial Dictionary.Apr 27,  · Buy The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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