The Oxford Book of Money

The Oxford Book of Money

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When Paul Dombey asks 'what's money?' in Charles Dickens's novel, his father is hard put to find an answer. The Oxford Book of Money sets out to explore the question with the help of writers, poets, artists, philosophers, economists, financiers and politicians, and to determine not only what it is, but more importantly what it can do. The ten sections that make up this anthology look at the rich and the poor and the countless ways in which money can be made and lost, and essentially, what it's really worth. Money is a subject which few writers have ignored: Dante, Milton, Nietzche, Baudelaire, Beckett, Propertius, Rabelais, Whitman, Wolfe and Eco - there is an inexhaustible wealth of material that is here tapped to the full. Kevin Jackson has compiled a gem of an anthology on the richest topic of them all. This book is intended for students of economics, finance, banking, accountancy.show more

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  • Paperback | 495 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 50.8mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192825100
  • 9780192825100

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"A heroic labor which I cannot praise to highly."--London Review of Books "A heroic labor which I cannot praise to highly."--London Review of Books "A heroic labor which I cannot praise to highly."--London Review of Books "A heroic labor which I cannot praise to highly."--London Review of Booksshow more

About Kevin Jackson

About the Editor: Kevin Jackson is Associate Arts Editor of the Independent, and a Contributing Editor of Arena magazine. He has worked in both BBC television and radio. As well as contibuting regularly to the Independent arts pages, Jackson has written for the Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, Modern Review, Harper's and Queen, TLS, Literary Review, has co-produced a BBC2 Arena special, appears on Kaleidoscope (Radio 4) and has numerous other contacts.show more

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