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A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago

Auhtor: Ben Hecht

Language: english

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Review by O. Brown, August 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago':

A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago Webster S Spanish Thesaurus Edition by Ben Hecht. Webster s edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of synonyms and antonyms for difficult and often ambiguous English words that are encountered in other works of literature conversation or academic examinations. Extremely rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority in the notes compared to words which are difficult and often encountered in examinations. Rather than supply a single synonym many are provided for a variety of meanings allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of the English language and avoid using the notes as a pure crutch. Having the reader decipher a word s meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not noted on a page chances are that it has been highlighted on a previous page. A more complete thesaurus is supplied at the end of the book synonyms and antonyms are extracted from Webster s Online Dictionary. PSAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation neither of which sponsors or endorses this book SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board which neither sponsors nor endorses this book GRE AP and Advanced Placement are registered trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which neither sponsors nor endorses this book GMAT is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admissions Council which is neither affiliated with this book nor endorses this book LSAT is a registered trademark of the Law School Admissions Council which neither sponsors nor endorses this product. All rights reserved.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Thousand And One Afternoons In Chicago':


... Great Actors sit reading their press notices to one another. The Great Actors who have died since the day of Euripides-they sit around in their favorite ...
... out of rube spots to take in. And then I think suddenly of the observation towers like on the Masonic Temple and the Wrigley Building. I headed for ...
... on the curb staring dully at the street under him. Section hands, Alberta, Canada, transportation, says the new bulletin. There is no ...
... the vast halls of tyrants, barons, Caesars, sybarites, debauchees. They were the torchbearers, the caitiffs, the varlets, the bathkeepers, the inanimate ...
... He leads the chorus on and tells it where to dance, and when they don't dance to suit him he dances himself. He moves the scenery himself. He fights ...
... Better like this. The lady at the piano. Ah, indeed, the lady at the piano, a very elderly lady with a thin nose and hair that was once extremely beautiful, ...
... his bedroom seemed to grow more acute. Not only his own aimlessness, but the aimlessness of the staring, smiling crowd afflicted him. Then out ...
... Then she seized the bundle and crushed it desperately in her heavy arms, against her heavy bosom. Joe! she repeated. What's a matter, Joe? ...
... they look almost as good as photographs. 'My Favorite Pupil.' It's pretty good, Mike. See, there's the violin. He's a violin pupil. You can tell. Got ...
... his shoes torn, something inside his beaten frame remained still intact. There was no future. But he had a past to live up to. He was asking ...
... air. Sing Lee's eyes close gently and his thin body moves as he takes a deep breath. His eyes still closed, Sing Lee speaks. You writer? ...
... sitting. What was he saying? A lawyer. No, I don't want no lawyer, the woman with the child mumbled. No, no. The man went back. He ...
... all disagree. They all hang ticking with seemingly identical and indisputable precision. Their white faces and their black numbers speak in the dark ...
... Aphrodite, alas, is always serious. She gurgles a sonorous plaint out of the saxophone. The cornet sneers at her. The clarinet sneaks up on her ...
... Sergt. Kuzick, after a pause, to put your finger on a yarn offhand. I remember a lot of things now, come to think of it, like the case I was ...
... talks of the young man whom she married and who went away to war. He is dead, poor child, the father says. No, no, he isn't dead. I ...
... me, Hershela. My friend here I want to tell a story to is a journalist and he will understand I am no 'antishemite' if I explain how it is that ...
... have been something overlooked. * * * * * The rain ends. The old book store slowly empties. A troop of men and women saunter out, ...
... from his eyes-Come buy from me-a little while longer-I don't give up ... another week ... another month ... but I don't give up. I'm still on the ...
... him right now-nobody. Where would he be exactly this time a week from now? If he could only look ahead and see himself at four o'clock next Monday ...