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A list of book titles singling out one particular person or item as someone/ -thing of particular excellence or importance by repeating their/its name in the genitive plural (e.g., "book of books," "song of songs," "king of kings," etc.)

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30 books · 6 voters · list created May 25th, 2011 by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (votes) .
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Sorry, can't think of one!

Will keep thinking.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Thanks :)

I know this is a difficult one ...


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Susanna, I can't think of one either.



Susanna wrote: "Sorry, can't think of one!

Will keep thinking."



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Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Thanks :)

I know this is a difficult one ..."


The GR search engine is in complete rebellion against this idea; it dredges up any old thing IT thinks you'll think is best....I guess.

Amazon lists Best of the Best: a book of baseball greats, but I can't read the author on the screen.


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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Thom wrote: "Themis-Athena wrote: "Thanks :)

I know this is a difficult one ..."

The GR search engine is in complete rebellion against this idea; it dredges up any old thing IT thinks you'll think is best....I guess.

Amazon lists Best of the Best: a book of baseball greats, but I can't read the author on the screen."


Found something by Tim Green essentially responding to that title (and description) and added it.

Those are great ones, Thom!

I notice, btw., that the whole phenomenon in and of itself seems to be somehow linked to truly momentous things. Religion, war, celebrities ... and sports! :)


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Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Thom wrote: "Themis-Athena wrote: "Thanks :)

I know this is a difficult one ..."

The GR search engine is in complete rebellion against this idea; it dredges up any old thing IT thinks you'll thin..."


I'm guessing "The Meaning of Meaning" doesn't qualify.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Oh sure, toss it all in!


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Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Oh sure, toss it all in!"

Mathematicians speak of the Set of (all) Sets.....The Great "Om" is referred to (In Siddhartha) as The Word of Words. Neither title is know to Amazon.


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Thom Dunn Thom wrote: "Themis-Athena wrote: "Oh sure, toss it all in!"

Mathematicians speak of the Set of (all) Sets.....The Great "Om" is referred to (In Siddhartha) as The Word of Words. Neither title is know to Amazon."


Song in Fiddler on the Roof: "Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles..."


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Thom wrote: "Mathematicians speak of the Set of (all) Sets.....The Great "Om" is referred to (In Siddhartha) as The Word of Words."

See, that's one of the things that amaze me about you (again and again). While most of us color themselves lucky (and happy) to have mastered ONE discipline to whatever limited extent is in our powers, you seemlessly negotiate the waters of several distinct disciplines all at the same time.

(And just forget about Amazon ...)

"Word of Words" duly added. I'm so far drawing a blank on "Set of Sets," too, though.


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Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Thom wrote: "Mathematicians speak of the Set of (all) Sets.....The Great "Om" is referred to (In Siddhartha) as The Word of Words."

See, that's one of the things that amaze me about you (again and..."


Believe at heart I am a philologist with much enthusiasm. Always found languages difficult, ironically.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) If you'd told me you're an engineer, I'd have believed that sight unseen as well. In fact, that's what I DID initially think you were, before I clued in on philology and English literature! :)


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Thom Dunn Well, it all started with the Cold War. In 1957, in Math class at Milton High, all were excited and upset about Sputnik...or was it 1958 and Sputniks (plural)...Anyway, I learned that we "had to beat the Russians" so I decided to become a nuclear engineer. (No good at math but at least I could and did pronounce nu-clee-arr correctly. In my Junior Year at Ohio Wesleyan I learned after much striving that I had no vocation for math at all and felt ambivalent about everything including the Russians. My roommate suggested I come with him to his English class called The Modern Temper...I did, and here was this (early) hippie English teacher (Bill Heald was his name) sitting cross-legged on his front desk and holding forth about Camus, Sartre, Ortega y Gasset and all.....And I was somehow entranced, enthralled, even if I knew less about Sartre than I did about Riemann integrals or anything else for that matter. Well...I changed majors a few times, stumbled around and found my way to teaching English (what else ?) and here I am. I had fallen in love with learning itself, with the academic life, with people who knew stuff, and with the words and languages in which it was all encoded. I'll stop for now, but be warned, dear friend, I can talk about my academic progress endlessly. Many mistake my babbling for self love. It isn't. I'm in love with The Life. PeaceOut.


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Velvetink Thom wrote: "Well, it all started with the Cold War. In 1957, in Math class at Milton High, all were excited and upset about Sputnik...or was it 1958 and Sputniks (plural)...Anyway, I learned that we "had to be..."

Wish I could "Like" your comment.


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Thom Dunn Velvetink wrote: "Thom wrote: "Well, it all started with the Cold War. In 1957, in Math class at Milton High, all were excited and upset about Sputnik...or was it 1958 and Sputniks (plural)...Anyway, I learned that ..."

Problem ? What's not to like ?


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Velvetink no problem.. I mean there is no "like" button for comments. I like your comment.


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Thom Dunn Velvetink wrote: "no problem.. I mean there is no "like" button for comments. I like your comment."

And I am greatly relieved because I like you.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Velvetink wrote: "no problem.. I mean there is no "like" button for comments. I like your comment."

Ditto here -- and I'll respond when back from the weekend (which will blessedly take me far away from all things modern information technology for once).

In any event, never fear "babbling on" forever ... just imagine me sitting there cross-legged and listening attentively! :)


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Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Velvetink wrote: "no problem.. I mean there is no "like" button for comments. I like your comment."

Ditto here -- and I'll respond when back from the weekend (which will blessedly take me far away..."


Too kind, too kind....


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