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Intimate Apparel : A Dictionary of the Senses from Absinthe to Zipper (original 1989; edition 1989)

by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

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Title:Intimate Apparel : A Dictionary of the Senses from Absinthe to Zipper
Authors:Karen Elizabeth Gordon
Info:New York, NY : Times Books, 1989.
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Ah, nothing in this world we live and dream is only what it seems.
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Like a diaphanous nightgown, language both hides and reveals ... Words themselves are the intimate attire of thoughts and feelings. Here they are turned inside out to see what's going on beneath the surface.

So writes Karen Elizabeth Gordon in her introduction, reminding us, too, that every time words are used they are clothed in new meanings. They unveil our secrets, express our deepest emotions, convey nuances that dare and defy precise definition. Even everyday objects and notions can assume new shape and dimension.

In this extraordinary work of the imagination, Karen Gordon Challenges us to see language in a whole new way as she unmasks the marvelous promise of language to define experience. She reveals in words, putting them through a looking glass that enriches and empowers them - and fascinates us.

Intimate Apparel is sensitive and sensuous, witty, and entrancing. Karen Elizabeth Gordon further establishes herself with this book as one of the most gifted and innovative purveyors of our language.
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