How to Sound Cultured: Master The 250 Names That Intellectuals Love To Drop Into Conversation.

Hodgkinson, Thomas W. and van den Bergh, Hubert.

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Just in case you confuse Rambo with Rambeau at your next dinner party, this useful guide will open the doors of the mirrored palaces of high culture and you’ll be able to name drop with the best of them. There are literally hundreds of cultural names that we are expected to know something about, but about whom we don’t have a clue. But you will be up there with best of them after reading this informative and ‘couth’ guide.

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Description

Which philosopher had the maddest hairstyle? Which novelist drank 50 cups of black coffee every day? What on earth did Simone de Beauvoir see in Jean-Paul Sartre? How to Sound Cultured offers a wry and yet profoundly useful look inside the mirrored palaces of high culture. Covering such inscrutable characters as Heidegger, Montaigne, Kahlo and Levi-Strauss (apparently not just a designer of jeans), inscrutable polymaths Thomas W. Hodgkinson and Hubert van den Bergh - the author of the acclaimed How to Sound Clever - have done the hard work of sorting the cultural wheat from the chaff. Read this book and you'll never again mistake Rimbaud for Rambo or Georg Lukacs for George Lucas, you'll know precisely when to drop Foucault's name into a conversation and how to pronounce Borgesian, and you'll learn many more essential pointers for the intellectual life.

Book Details

Author Hodgkinson, Thomas W. and van den Bergh, Hubert.
Format PB
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Imprint Icon Books Ltd
Number of Pages 400
Publish Date 4/08/2016
Catalogue Jan19
Catalogue book number 283