Just in case you confuse Rambo with Rambeau at your next dinner party, this useful guide will open the doors of the mirrored palaces of high culture and you'll be able to name drop with the best of them. There are literally hundreds of cultural names that we are expected to know something about, but about whom we don't have a clue. But you will be up there with best of them after reading this informative and Ôcouth' guide.
When you hear the name Rimbaud, do you think of Sylvester Stallone? Covering such inscrutable characters as Heidegger, Montaigne, Popper and Levi-Strauss (apparently not just a designer of jeans), writer Hubert Van Den Bergh - author of the bestselling How to Sound Clever - and journalist Thomas W. Hodgkinson offer you a wry look inside the mirrored palaces of high culture. Read this book and you'll never again mistake Hegel for Engels, you'll know when precisely to drop Foucault's name into a conversation and how to pronounce 'Borgesian', and you'll learn many more essential pointers for the intellectual life.