"Regier . . . offers a fascinating look at the principles and practices of quotation."—E.L. Battistella, CHOICE
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“Well named, Quotology contains everything you always wanted to know about quotations, quoters, quotees, quotation books, ‘quoox’ (quotations out of context), and their fascinating history.”—Marjorie Garber, author of Shakespeare and Modern Culture and Quotation Marks
“Those who are fascinated by quotations, meaning just about everyone who is interested in culture or history, will want to devour Willis Regier’s Quotology. Regier, more than anyone before him, has illuminated the reasons we quote, the taxonomy of quotation types, and the traditions of the great quote books, and done so with delightful wit and penetrating insight.”—Fred Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations
About the Author
Willis Goth Regier is the director of the University of Illinois Press. He is the author of In Praise of Flattery (Nebraska 2007) and Book of the Sphinx (Nebraska 2004), available in a Bison Books edition.