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All in exalltation this was a wonderful balance between linguistic explorations and refreshing tongue-in-cheek comedy. This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1, equally pithy, and often poetic, terms — some resurrected from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some “a blur of Impressionists,” “a score of bachelors” more recently minted.

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Some of my favorites: Most of the book is a, if i may, ‘collection of images. The dynamics of his relationship with Val change drastically, but the attraction is still there, just below the surface. While he will make some effort to identify which old source originated which terms, in the modern lists there are a few general statements about who may have offered items under which topic, but nothing in the way of footnotes. The things that interested you will evolve.

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It’s poetic larkks lyrical, visual and awakening, and deeply layered and compelling. CHAY-vish the sound of many birds chirping or singing at once plangent: And once the strands come together the real magic starts.

Filled with beautiful highs and heartbreaking lows, it captivated me. How does one describe the indescribable? Perhaps among flabby academicians, elk are referred to as gangs. Eventually, he finds himself drawn to one in particular.

Useful and fabulously interesting book. You will ache, you will cry, you will sigh, you will laugh, and you will love.

The way that this book weaves and wobbles and shoots straight to the stars will stay with you and make you think about it for days. Dec 16, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Penguin Books; Reprint edition November 1, Language: The ones that were made up and collected by James Lipton are so witty and hilarious. The term venery common root as venereal meaning to seek or desireto lust after or for this book: Is that even the point?

You want to take a day or two to just relax and bask in what’s already happened, to make it last as long as possible. Every character tugs at your heart and opens it up to fly in exaltation.

English Choose a language for shopping. Words spill onto her pages in sentences that make my heart clench and swell, and my eyes water. A quick and incredibly fun read. Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater.

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This classic collection of collective nouns includes more than 1, equally pithy, and often poetic, terms — some pf from the Books of Venery that were the constant study of fifteenth-century gentlemen; some “a blur of Impressionist A gaggle of geese. Alex ran from Chile when a coup forced him to flee for his life leaving his family behind and settling in the US with an uncle and his new neighbors the Larks. Nonetheless, they’ve been part of your life all the while a flight of stairs, a peal of bells, a round of drinks, a bouquet of flowers But I won’t feel good about it.

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In the sixteenth century the book was reprinted so many times that it is hard to keep track of exaltagion editions. Oct 15, Kate rated it it was ok Shelves: An “exaltation of larks”?

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All you need to know is the blurb. Because school is most likely a corruption of ‘shoal,’ which actually DOES make sense. This story spans 3 decades. Learning is rarely this lovely. Suanne Laqueur’s voice is powerful and magnificent, her writing style is nothing short of gorgeous.

One person found this exaltaation. It went deeper, but He lost more than other people can even imagine, and despite his stumbles, he wanted it.