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Across the pond : an Englishman's view of America

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A native Briton describes America and its citizens through his English eyes, humorously questioning their choices in bumper stickers, use of adjectives and superlatives, and their overall lack of appreciation for the teapot.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Terry Eagleton; Terry Eagleton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Eagleton
ISBN: 9780393088984 0393088987 9780393347647 0393347648
OCLC Number: 811599492
Description: 178 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Divided languages --
The outgoing spirit --
Mortal bodies and immortal minds --
America the dutiful --
The affirmative spirit --
The one and the many --
The fine and the good.
Responsibility: Terry Eagleton.

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On his quirky journey through the language, geography, and national character of the United States, Eagleton proves to be at once an informal and utterly idiosyncratic guide. He answers the questions  Read more...

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His mode is that of a jocular anthropologist, pint in hand, chattily offering up his opinions. --David Wolf"

 
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