6 edition of Platitudes found in the catalog.
August 1991 by Eskualdun Publishers, Limited .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||128|
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Trey Ellis's uproariously funny debut novel Platitudes, first published intakes on conflicts within the African American literary community. Dewayne Wellington, a failing black experimental novelist, and Isshee Ayam, a radical feminist author, collaborate on /5.
Ellis mocks the usual platitudes of the black novel. He refused to try to outdo Alice Walker and he didn't come up with a urban street yarn either. The book pulls off one of the hardest literary tricks in the world: it feature not just one but two stories within a by: 2. "Cliches and Platitudes for all occasions" is a thin volume published in a small, more or less elegant, blazer-pocket sized format for a reason.
As far as I can tell, it has been produced to be a prop to be produced at opportune moments during cocktail parties such as to wittily criticize the work of a speaker or author by pretending to look up something that he or Platitudes book has just said or /5(4). Platitudes, cliches and adages are pervasive in almost every part of our everyday lives and in every part of our culture.
Every day we either hear them or use them ourselves, often without thinking about them. These "words of wisdom" express our feelings about love, time, money, health, wealth, humor and every aspect of life in general/5(2).
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The comments written by Chesterton in response to these platitudes are further an excellent example of wit and clarity of thought that marks Chesterton's works/5(2).
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The beatitudes, statements of characteristics and blessing, are part of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus spoke and is recorded in Matthew. Each beatitude looks at different circumstances of life and how all Christians are blessed through their faith.
Platitudes. That would mean the world to me. I’m so sorry. Snap out of it. Most people don’t know what they want but they know they don’t have it.
You snooze, you lose. Dance with the one that brought ya. The early bird gets the worm. Blondes have more fun. Bigger is better. Elephants never forget. Seeing is believing. Boys Platitudes book be boys.
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Dewayne 5/5(1). Platitude definition is - the quality or state of being dull or insipid. How to use platitude in a sentence. Inin a used bookstore in San Francisco, Dr. Alfred Kessler, an avid collector of the works of G. Chesterton, uncovered a rare treasure - Chesterton's personal copy of a privately published edition of Holbrook Jackson's Platitudes in the Making (), with original responses by Chesterton written in green pencil between the lines of Jackson's book/5.
Trey Ellis, Author Vintage Books USA $9 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. But too often, Platitudes degenerates into tedious attempts at wit and humor, as in. "Lead the Field" is a preachy, lifeless book full of empty platitudes and mindless repetition.
Almost everything inside of this book is completely obvious - from the importance of having a "good attitude" and "a good vocabulary" to tackling tasks "one at a time."4/5. To the right of the pictures was a copy of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous. It looked like it might be a first edition, published in Along the wall on the right was a table with a bunch of pamphlets on it and a few books.
would react to the religion and the platitudes. If it had been my first meeting I would have had little choice but. In philosophy, platitudes are beliefs or assertions about a topic that are generally accepted as common sense.
In some approaches to conceptual analysis, they are taken as a starting point. Conjoining the platitudes on a topic may give a Ramsey sentence. Experimental first novel that has two black writers (one male, one female) jousting to provide a more definitive version of black life.
First: Earle and Dorothy are middle-class black teen-agers in New York City. Earle lives with his mother (the alcoholic father is dead); he is a ""fatso nerd"" and a computer buff who hangs out with two like-minded buddies. Dorothy goes to a Catholic. Witty Platitudes, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
32K likes. Good CLEAN an too sharp☺ funny memes/5(9). + Platitudes That Will Maybe Make You Cringe By Sylvie Quinn Updated J A platitude is a comment or statement, often (but not always) with a moral element, that has been used way too often to be interesting. Contrived Platitudes, Farpoint Station.
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Then we get this second series of Job’s misfortunes in Ch. and he gets this disease. It. Platitudes, books, and lost identities. January 7, January 3, One life, zero extra chances. If there’s any platitude that has a been caught in my head, ringing in my ears like the heavy church bell I’d tug as an altar server on Sundays, it’s this: you’ve only got one life, and you better live it.
platitude definition: 1. a remark or statement that may be true but is boring and has no meaning because it has been said. Learn more. Trey Ellis (born ) is an American novelist, screenwriter, professor, playwright, and was born in Washington D.C.
and graduated from Hopkins School and Phillips Academy, Andover, where he studied under Alexander Theroux before attending Stanford University, where he was the editor of the Stanford Chaparral and wrote his first novel, Platitudes.
Define platitude. platitude synonyms, platitude pronunciation, platitude translation, English dictionary definition of platitude. A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant. or platitudes with verve and intensity to the satisfaction of the pompous mediocre ones who knew no.
I don’t mind most platitudes. I’m sure we’ve ALL used them and still use them. There are times that they’re comforting. Nothing wrong with that. I think every book written has a few platitudes. I do believe everything happens for a reason. Yes, even sickness and dying young.
We can’t control the time and day we will die, suicide excluded. Bromide in literary usage means a phrase, cliché, or platitude that is trite or unoriginal. It can be intended to soothe or placate; it can suggest insincerity or a lack of originality in the speaker. When hypostatized and embodied, in which the concept becomes a person, bromide can mean a commonplace or tiresome person, a bore.
A now outdated usage of bromide is a .The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Russian: Протоколы сионских мудрецов) or The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion is a fabricated antisemitic text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination.
The hoax, which was shown to be plagiarized from several earlier sources, some not antisemitic in nature, was first published in Russia in Publisher: Znamya.SYNONYMY NOTE: a platitude is a trite remark or idea, esp.
one uttered as if it were novel or momentous; a, commonplace is any obvious or conventional remark or idea; a, truism is a statement whose truth is widely known and whose utterance, therefore, seems superfluous; a, cliché is an expression or idea which, though once fresh and forceful, has become hackneyed .