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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Stephen Leacock was a genius. Yes; genius. Critics are hesitant about using this word, but if it means a capacity for imaginative creation so extraordinary as sometimes to rise above what can be produced by the conscious exertion of an unusually gifted man, that was what Leacock had. If, in the realm of writing, it means individuality so striking as to provoke the admiration, envy and imitation of men themselves finely gifted.certainly Leacock had genius.- Robertson DaviesIt is an understatement to regard Leacock purely as a funmaker. The often veiled satire of his nonsense reveals a sound philosophy. He is a keen critic who, like Lewis Carroll, wraps his deeper meaning in a mantle of mirth.- The New York TimesCanadian humorist with more than 30 volumes of witty and entertaining works to his name. Leacock was also an economist, educator and a political scientist. His best writings are notable for their comical and tongue-in-cheek humour. Leacock's family emigrated to Canada when he was six years old. His essays, short stories and sketches have earned him international repute. His most famous works include Literary Lapses (1910), Nonsense Novels (1911), and Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy (1915). Leacock also penned several books on economics and political science. His biographies of Mark Twain (1932) and Charles Dickens (1933) are regarded as works of high standing. His incomplete autobiography, The Boy I Left Behind Me, was published posthumously in 1946. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: Stephen Leacock was a genius. Yes; genius. Critics are hesitant about using this word, but if it means a capacity for imaginative creation so extraordinary as sometimes to rise above what can be produced by the conscious exertion of an unusually gifted man, that was what Leacock had. If, in the realm of writing, it means individuality so striking as to provoke the admiration, envy and imitation of men themselves finely gifted?certainly Leacock had genius. ? Robertson Davies It is an understatement to regard Leacock purely as a funmaker. The often veiled satire of his nonsense reveals a sound philosophy. He is a keen critic who, like Lewis Carroll, wraps his deeper meaning in a mantle of mirth. ? The New York Times Canadian humorist with more than 30 volumes of witty and entertaining works to his name. Leacock was also an economist, educator and a political scientist. His best writings are notable for their comical and tongue-in-cheek humour. Leacock's family emigrated to Canada when he was six years old. His essays, short stories and sketches have earned him international repute. His most famous works include Literary Lapses (1910), Nonsense Novels (1911), and Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy (1915). Leacock also penned several books on economics and political science. His biographies of Mark Twain (1932) and Charles Dickens (1933) are regarded as works of high standing. His incomplete autobiography, The Boy I Left Behind Me, was published posthumously in 1946.

L'autore: Stephen Butler Leacock, FRSC (30 December 1869 ? 28 March 1944) was an English-born Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. In the early part of the 20th century he was the best-known humorist in the English-speaking world. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour.

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