Mark Forsyth

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Vraví sa : povedz mi, čo čítaš, a ja ti poviem, kto si. Britský esejista Mark Forsyth, náruživý čitateľ a vášnivý návštevník miest, kde sa predávajú knihy, to úslovie posúva o kúsok ďalej: Poviem ti, ako som našiel tie najbáječnejšie literárne poklady, a ty ma budeš nasledovať, nájdeš ich tiež a potom ti už nebudem musieť hovoriť, kto si, lebo to sám budeš vedieť. Pár strán, britský humor a ohromná poklona nielen knižkám, ale aj dobrým kníhkupectvám. Takým, kde nájdeme poklady. Kniha vychádza ako prvý titul novej edície MHD. Edícia zameraná na eseje v malom vreckovom formáte predstaví texty, ktoré prinesú dobrodružstvo myslenia pre zaneprázdnených napríklad do električky, či na cestu do práce.
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A részegség rövid története


Szinte az összes kultúrában szerepet kapott az alkohol. És ahol alkohol volt, ott részegség is. De koronként és helyenként másképp értelmezték, mi is valójába az alkohol okozta bódulat. Mert minden attól függ, mikor élsz és ki vagy. Mit ittál volna egy poros, útszéli kocsmában az ókori Babilóniában? Legjobb tipp: kézműves sört. És vacsora után egy ógörög symposiumon? Vigyázz, a házigazda árgus szemekkel figyeli, mennyi fogy a kraterből. Vajon tényleg folyékony a reggelid, ha a középkorban születsz? Türelem, ez is kiderül... A szenzációsan okos Mark Forsyth kultúrtörténeti munkája nem száraz tények összelapátolt betűkupaca. Az elmúlt 10 000 év egyik legfontosabb témáját dolgozza fel tudós alapossággal és káprázatosan szellemes stílusban.
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Stručné dejiny opitosti


Čo ľudia pili? Koľko pili? A prečo? Mark Forsyth putuje v čase a rozpráva príbeh o tom, že alkohol bol súčasťou každej civilizácie... a s ním aj opitosť. V niektorých kultúrach bolo pitie spojené s náboženstvom, inde so sexualitou, bolo povinnosťou kráľov, sedliakom poskytovalo úľavu. Alkohol mohol poslúžiť ako obeta predkom, ako šláftrunk na dobrú noc alebo dodať odvahu do boja. Stručné dejiny opitosti sa začínajú v praveku a privedú nás až do 20. storočia. Kniha odpovedá na všetky otázky o pijatike, ktoré by vám, triezvym či opitým, napadli. Dozviete sa o neolitických šamanoch, ktorí pili, aby mohli komunikovať s duchmi, prezradí vám, ako sa opíjali starí Gréci či Sumeri, aj to, že bary na Divokom západe vôbec nevyzerali tak ako vo filmoch. ,,Táto zábavná štúdia opitosti je pikantným výberom z dejín ľudstva... Prinúti vás zamyslieť sa.,, Sunday Times ,,Forsyth veľmi vtipne a inteligentne triafa do čierneho, z jeho textu srší energia.,,Mail on Sunday ,,Výborná kombinácia zábavy a informácií.,, The Spectator ,,Mark Forsyth odviedol skvelú prácu... Táto kniha je úžasná zrejme si ju najviac vychutnáte s posilňujúcim pohárikom v ruke.,, Daily Mail
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Etymologicon


What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
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11,39 € 11,99 €

Horologicon


The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That's fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.
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A Short History of Drunkenness


By the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller The EtymologiconAlmost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle.A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Romans got rat-arsed, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.
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A Short History of Drunkenness


A comic history of humankind's love affair with booze, from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Etymologicon 'Haha! . . . Highly suitable for Xmas!' - Margaret Atwood Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. It can send you to sleep, or send you into battle. A Short History of Drunkenness traces humankind's love affair with booze from our primate ancestors through to Prohibition, answering every possible question along the way: What did people drink? How much? Who did the drinking? Of the many possible reasons, why? On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world (no pun intended), marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Romans got rat-arsed, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best.
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Mark Forsyths Ternion Set


Kudos should go to Mr Forsyth ...Clearly a man who knows his onions.' Daily Telegraph 'Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our murky history.' Evening Standard In one gifty box set for the very first time, the hardback editions of Mark Forsyth's three witty and erudite books on the wonders of the English language. In The Elements of Eloquence Mark Forsyth explores writing style and rhetoric, divulging tricks used by the Ancient Greeks to Katy Perry, demonstrating that certain phrases - like 'Bond, James Bond' - are effective because it's not what you say, but how you say it. The Horologicon is an unusual book on weird words for familiar situations, from ante-jentacular to snudge, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. And the Sunday Times Number One bestseller, The Etymologicon, is a book on the strange connections between words, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
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38,00 € 40,00 €