A Review of John Gross’s “The Oxford Book of Aphorisms”

Gross, John (1987), The Oxford Book of Aphorisms, Oxford University Press, 1987, 383 pp. Painstakingly assembled and categorized, John Gross has greatly impressed with this collection which exudes wit and insight, as (most) aphorisms should. The titular aphorisms are expertly arranged into loose yet decisive categories, beginning and ending in ouroboric fashion with aphorisms about aphorisms… Continue reading A Review of John Gross’s “The Oxford Book of Aphorisms”

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