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Garner's Quotations: A Modern Miscellany (Hardcover)

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If you enjoy the wit, pleasure, and bite you find in Dwight Garner’s New York Times book reviews, you’ll delight in his commonplace book, but be forewarned, it’s anything but common, thank goodness! Like a conversation, a friendly repartee, a poem, this collection of quotes, culled from almost 40 years of word-capture, is both an (often profane) celebration of the turn of phrase and a newfound book list. Read it straight through or dip in for a spell, and let yourself be entertained.

— Melinda


A selection of favorite quotes that the celebrated literary critic has collected over the decades.

From Dwight Garner, the New York Times book critic, comes a rollicking, irreverent, scabrous, amazingly alive selection of unforgettable moments from forty years of wide and deep reading. Garner’s Quotations is like no commonplace book you’ll ever read. If you’ve ever wondered what’s really going on in the world of letters today, this book will make you sit up and take notice. Unputdownable!

About the Author

Dwight Garner is a book critic for The New York Times and previously worked as the senior editor of The New York Times Book Review. His essays and criticism have also appeared in The New Republic, Harper’s Magazine, Slate, and elsewhere.

Praise For…

“A literary manifesto—a celebration of direct and exacting voices, a rejection of the fuzzily adorable, and a recommendation of humor as one of the essential tools of both art and life.” —Henry Hitchings, The Wall Street Journal

"A good Christmas present for pretty much anyone. . .Quotations books are often awful and faux-wise, but this is sharp and funny." —India Knight, Times Literary Supplement

"An uncommon commonplace book from a wide-ranging reader . . . A diverting trove of witty remarks."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374279196
ISBN-10: 0374279195
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 304
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