Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Scorn : the wittiest and wickedest insults in human history / Matthew Parris.

Parris, Matthew, (author.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 808.87 PAR (Text) 78551000536427 Non-Fiction Checked out 08/25/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781781257296
  • ISBN: 1781257299
  • ISBN: 9781781257302
  • Physical Description: 426 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: London, England : Profile Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
'He's 100% political herpes. Back in six months whatever you do. Or three days, like last time.' Camilla Long on Nigel Farage 'You're as ugly as a salad.' Bulgarian insult 'I'm going to beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.' Muhammed Ali There's no pleasure like a perfectly-turned put-down (when it's directed at somebody else, of course) but Matthew Parris's Scorn is sharply different from the standard collections. Here are the funniest, sharpest, rudest and most devastating insults in history, from ancient Roman graffiti to the battlefields of Twitter. Drawing on bile from such masters as Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth I, Donald Trump, Groucho Marx, Princess Anne, Winston Churchill, Nigel Farage, Mae West and Alastair Campbell - which form an exchange between voices down the ages - Scorn shows that abuse can be an art form. This collection includes extended literary invective as well as short verbal shin-kicks. Encompassing literature, art, politics, showbiz, marriage, gender, nationality and religion, Matthew Parris's sublime collection is the perfect companion for the festive season, whether you're searching for the perfect elegant riposte, the rudest polite letter ever written, or a brutal verbal sledgehammer.
Subject: Invective.
Wit and humor.

Additional Resources