Frank Kermode, 4 August 1983
Show More The Oxford Book of Aphorisms edited by John Gross.
Oxford, 383 pp., £9.50, March 1983, 0 19 214111 2Show More
The Travellers’ Dictionary of Quotation: Who said what about where? edited by Peter Yapp.
Routledge, 1022 pp., £24.95, April 1983, 0 7100 0992 5Show More
“... Williams, neither to be found in Gross, and Gross has his pets – Sherrington, for instance, and Thomas Szasz, unknown to Auden. The earlier book has a useful thematic index, Gross’s has not. Gross is more specific about his sources. Both classify their material under such headings as Humanity, Religion, Nature, Life, down to Young and Old, Sickness ...”