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Gordon, Karen Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 44 works in 93 publications in 3 languages and 5,954 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Humor  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  Quotations  History  Cookbooks  Documentary television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PE1112, 428.2
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Most widely held works about Karen Elizabeth Gordon
 
Most widely held works by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
The transitive vampire : a handbook of grammar for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new well-tempered sentence : a punctuation handbook for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over a decade THE WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE has provided instruction and pleasure to the wariest student and the most punctilious scholar alike. Now Karen Elizabeth Gordon has revised and enlarged her classic handbook with fuller explanations of the rules of punctuation, additional whimsical graphics, and further character development and drama -- all the while redeeming punctuation from the perils of boredom. For anyone who has despaired of opening a punctuation handbook (but whose sentences despair without one), THE NEW WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE will teach you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. And as you master the elusive slashes, dots, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip of a bizarre and beguiling comedy of manners. Long-time fans will delight in the further intrigues of cover girl Loona, the duke and duchess, and the mysterious Rosie and Nimrod. The New Well-Tempered Sentence is sure to entertain while teaching you everything you want to know about punctuation. Never before has punctuation been so much fun!
The deluxe transitive vampire : the ultimate handbook of grammar for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to the rules of grammar presents amusing instructional sentences to demonstrate correct usage and is illustrated with old engravings
The well-tempered sentence : a punctuation handbook for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectin of bizarre, but instructional sentences used to help take the pain out of punctuation
Torn wings and faux pas : a flashbook of style, a beastly guide through the writer's labyrinth by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the loud hound of darkness : a dictionarrative by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through her Gothic world "with its brigands, coiffeur, Count Ghastly, moguls, alchemical queen, courtesan, contrary cartographer, and cross-dressing cowboys, Gordon illuminates the mysteries of usage, speeding the reader to expertise with such confusions as decry/descry, fatal/fateful, displace/misplace, precipitate, precipitous, and masterful/masterly."--Jacket
The disheveled dictionary : a curious caper through our sumptuous lexicon by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What on earth does lagniappe mean? A sluggard who lies around till noon? A she-wolf of anapurna? A car that demands heavy pampering?" In fact, none of the above. But one can find this creole french word delectably defined in the disheveled dictionary, which does for vocabulary what gordon's cult classic the well-tempered sentence did for punctuation and the transitive vampire did for grammar. The disheveled dictionary takes a voluptuary's approach to language, offering a lavish feast of words and their multiple uses. Favorite characters from Gordon's earlier books appear in cameo, including Yolanta, Jonquil Mapp, Cowboys with lingerie, and assorted royal riffraff. With her trademark cache of illustrations and flamboyantly gothic examples, Gordon takes readers on a hedonist's tour of the world of words, where they can check into the last judgment pinball machine motel, slip into susurrant silk pajamas at cafe frangipane, or plunge into scenes from such literary works as Torpor in the Swing, the Wretch of Lugubria, and Gossamer and the Green Light. Laced with erudite insights and eccentric wit, the disheveled dictionary is about the music of speech and the sound and sensuality of language, celebrating not only the obsure but also our most beloved and basic words
The red shoes and other tattered tales by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Red Shoes consists of tatters of a half-dozen tales (The Glass Shoe, The Gingerbread Variations, The Little Match Girl, Don Juan Is a Woman, and the title story, among others), sewn together into a novel by two seamstresses. "Fabric, fabrication - such is the stuff of these lost chronicles come together here," Gordon writes in her introduction. "Swinging their hatboxes, swaying their hips, chapters with torn slips wander in on high heels and blistered feet." Looking back to the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, but also casting sidelong glances at metafictional sugardaddies like Queneau, Nabokov, Cortazar, Gass, and Milorad Pavic, The Red Shoes is a Rabelaisian romp through the language of sensuality."--Jacket
Paris out of hand by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to a surrealist Paris. At the Cinema l'Ange des Sables, they show only movies shot in the desert, while in the Cafe Dada you insert food into an automatic dispenser and get money. By the author of The Red Shoes
Intimate apparel : a dictionary of the senses by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dear mother : stormy, boastful, and tender letters from distinguished sons--from Dostoevsky to Elvis by Holly Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating collection of letters between sons and mothers offers an intimate and unexpected glimpse into the mind and heart of the artist. Here are letters by over fifty writers, painters, and musicians, from boyhood to manhood--including Elvis Presley, Ezra Pound, E.B. White, Paul Cezanne, Henry James, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Richard Wagner, Victor Hugo, Jean Cocteau, Tennessee WIlliams, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The ravenous muse : a table of dark and comic contents, a bacchanal of books by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With The Ravenous Muse, Karen Elizabeth Gordon, the author of The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, has created a brilliant and witty collection of writing about food and literature. A highly original and macabre selection - with a strong Slavic/Balkan flavor - it's an often surreal look at the whimsical and even comical realm of the pleasures and displeasures of the table. Sometimes food plays a provocative role - the inspiration for something else or a spur to the process of creativity itself." "In these pieces, everything from olives to toffee is used to evoke emotions, characters, or events. Whether it's Raymond Queneau on the flavors of a Paris bus, Turgenev on cleaning shoes with bread crumbs, Flann O'Brien on voracious bicycles, Julio Cortazar on artichokes and time, a midnight snack with Rossini, George Sand sleepwalking into breakfast, Balzac succumbing to the fatal attraction of his coffeepot, Milorad Pavic on bread, or Dickens describing the strangest dining table man has ever known - or become - the reader will be astonished to see food and its rituals in daring new ways." --Book Jacket
The garden of eternal swallows : a natural foods cookbook by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Dixon on Residential School and Nutritional Experiments( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Dixon remembered being so hungry as a child that he had to steal food. Mr. Dixon was a survivor of the residential school system, and a victim of a government-run malnutrition experiment. He died on July 20 at the age of 77. In his first year at a B.C. residential school, Alvin Dixon said he remembered finding it strange that he had to fill out a spreadsheet detailing his daily meals. Last year, food historian Ian Mosby published research revealing that Mr Dixon's experience as a child was part of a government-run nutrition experiment in residential schools. The experiments involved at least 1,300 Aboriginal people, most of them children. That it took so long for the experiments to come to light symbolized the wider Canadian public's attitude, Mr. Dixon said
Up in Smoke : Australia Repeals Carbon Tax( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Abbott's Australian government has made good on his big election promise. They've scrapped a controversial carbon tax that had once been hailed as a progressive way to combat climate change. This makes Australia the first developed nation to implement and then scrap a tax. Many environmentalists in Australia had hoped Mr. Abbott's election promise to repeal the tax wasn't worth the CO2 he used to promote it. John Connor is one such environmentalist. He's the CEO of Australia's Climate Institute
Phallacies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Discusses man's greatest anxiety with respect to the penis and simultaneously interweaves the artistic, medical, and cultural meaning associated with the male organ
Electric utility solar energy activities : 1981 survey by Elizabeth Baccelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priority list of hazardous substances at department of energy national by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of the home : international recipes with Maryhill Integration Network( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The deluxe transitive vampire : the ultimate handbook of grammar for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed
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The deluxe transitive vampire : the ultimate handbook of grammar for the innocent, the eager, and the doomedTorn wings and faux pas : a flashbook of style, a beastly guide through the writer's labyrinthOut of the loud hound of darkness : a dictionarrativeThe disheveled dictionary : a curious caper through our sumptuous lexiconThe red shoes and other tattered talesParis out of handMy dear mother : stormy, boastful, and tender letters from distinguished sons--from Dostoevsky to ElvisThe ravenous muse : a table of dark and comic contents, a bacchanal of books