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    DescriptionAn "exaltation of larks"? Yes! And a "leap of leopards, " a "parliament of owls, " an "ostentation of peacocks, " a "smack of jellyfish, " and a "murder of crows"! For those who have ever wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided the definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, and often poetic, terms unearthed by Mr. Lipton in the Books of Venery that were the constant study of anyone who aspired to the tit of gentleman in the fifteenth century. When Mr. Lipton's painstaking research revealed that five hundred years ago the terms of venery had already been turned into the Game of Venery, he embarked on an odyssey that has given us a "slouch of models, " a "shrivel of critics, " an "unction of undertakers, " a "blur of Impressionists, " a "score of bachelors, " and a "pocket of quarterbacks." This ultimate edition of An Exaltation of Larks is Mr. Lipton's brilliant answer to the assault on language and literacy the last decades of the twentieth century. In it you will find more than 1,100 resurrected or newly minted contributions to that most endangered of all species, our language, in a setting of 250 witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt engravings.


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    Title
    Exaltation of Larks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Lipton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140170962
    ISBN 10: 0140170960
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    DC22: 428.1
    DC21: 428.1
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    BIC E4L: HUM
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T Approval Code: A21010200
    LC classification: P
    BISAC V2.8: LAN001000, HUM007000, REF000000, LAN021000
    Thema V1.0: WH, GB, CFLA
    Edition statement
    Re-issue
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Australia
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Australia
    Publication date
    30 November 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Hawthorn
    Author Information
    James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host of "Inside the Actors Studio," which is seen in eighty-nine million homes in America on the Bravo network, and in 125 countries, and has received fourteen Emmy nominations. He is the author of the novel "Mirrors," which he then adapted and produced for the screen, and of the American literary perennial "An Exaltation of Larks," and has written the book and lyrics of two Broadway musicals. His television productions include Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala, the first presidential concert ever televised; twelve Bob Hope birthday specials, reaching record-breaking audiences; and "The Road to China," the first American entertainment program from the People's Republic. He is a vice president of the Actors Studio, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, has received three honorary PhDs, is a recipient of France's "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres," and has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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    An "exaltation of larks"? Yes! And a "leap of leopards", a "parliament of owls", an "ostentation of peacocks", a "smack of jellyfish", and a "murder of crows"! For those who have ever wondered if the familiar "pride of lions" and "gaggle of geese" were only the tip of a linguistic iceberg, James Lipton has provided the definitive answer: here are hundreds of equally pithy, and often poetic, terms unearthed by Mr. Lipton in the Books of Venery that were the constant study of anyone who aspired to the title of gentleman in the fifteenth century. When Mr. Lipton's painstaking research revealed that five hundred years ago the terms of venery had already been turned into the Game of Venery, he embarked on an odyssey that has given us a "slouch of models", a "shrivel of critics", an "unction of undertakers", a "blur of Impressionists", a "score of bachelors", and a "pocket of quarterbacks". This ultimate edition of An Exaltation of Larks is Mr. Lipton's brilliant answer to the assault on language and literacy in the last decades of the twentieth century. In it you will find more than 1,100 resurrected or newly minted contributions to that most endangered of all species, our language, in a setting of 250 witty, beautiful, and remarkably apt engravings.