How to Sound Cultured: Master the 250 Names that Intellectuals Love to Drop into Conversation.
With humor and directness, the authors provide simple descriptions that remove the mysterious cachet of historical figures. Fly straight through, reading by chapters - Gruesome Deaths, Highly Sexed, Consumed by Flames, Alchemists, Athletes, to name just a few. Or find the person of interest in the index. Either way, you'll be relieved to find the likes of Flaubert, Rimbaud, Proust, Trotsky, Zola, and Socrates can be boiled down to a digestible few key ideas. Flummox prevention! Icon Books Ltd., London. 2016. Paper. NEW. $7.00