Hemingway didn't say that : the truth behind familiar quotations / Garson O'Toole
- O'Toole, Garson
- Additional Titles:
- Hemingway did not say that
- New York : Little A., 
- Copyright Date:
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 383 pages ; 25 cm
- The detective, the database, and the mechanisms of error -- Group error. Synthesis ; Ventriloquy ; Proverbial wisdom -- Reader error. Textual proximity ; Real-world proximity ; Similar names -- Author error. Concoctions ; Historical fiction -- Finders keepers. Capture ; Host.
- Garson O’Toole—the Internet’s foremost investigator into the dubious origins of our most repeated quotations, aphorisms, and everyday sayings—collects his efforts into a first-ever encyclopedia of corrective popular history. Containing an enormous amount of original research, this delightful compendium presents information previously unavailable to readers, writers, and scholars. It also serves as the first careful examination of what causes misquotations and how they spread across the globe. Using the massive expansion in online databases as well as old-fashioned gumshoe archival digging, O’Toole provides a fascinating study of our modern abilities to find and correct misinformation. As Carl Sagan did not say, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
- 9781503933415 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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