9780394400754

American Language

ISBN 10: 0394400755 / 0-394-40075-5
ISBN 13: 9780394400754
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 1948
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

A modified, one-volume edition of Mencken's classic analysis of American English.


Review:

"Nobody, doctor of many languages or simpler user of one, can fail to be fascinated by the all-embracing, serried, multifarious curiosity with which Mr. Mencken surveys the abundant tongue we speak in the United States."

Carl Van Doren, New York Herald Tribune (1924-1966), 04/04/1948

Review:

"I have no doubt that he was drawn into the study of language because it provided him with so splendid an opportunity to shock the respectable and that his monumental work is a part of his war on gentility. Far from complaining of this fact, I am, however, only sorry that he does not more often permit himself in this volume to indulge in his vigorous prejudices and to exhibit his mastery of style....He will be remembered as a unique writer."

J. W. Krutch, New York Times, 04/04/1948

 

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