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Across the Pond

An Englishman's View of America
Eagleton, Terry (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Eagleton, Terry, 1943-
Title: Across the pond
an Englishman's view of America
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 178 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0393088987
9780393088984
Statement of Responsibility: Terry Eagleton
Subject Headings: Great Britain Social life and customs United States Social life and customs English language Variation Great Britain English language Variation United States National characteristics, British National characteristics, American Popular culture Great Britain British United States Anecdotes Popular culture United States Eagleton, Terry, 1943- Travel United States
Topical Term: English language
English language
National characteristics, British
National characteristics, American
Popular culture
British
Popular culture
LCCN: 2013000340
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Mar 20, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Eagleton takes on American language, geography and national character in an occasionally witty manner. However, he relies too much on Henry James and authors from the 19th century. The comments on language are interesting, but the rest is quite boring.

Aug 23, 2013
  • Rock_Shadow rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Eagleton's poking fun at Americans, Britons, and Irish is refreshing and delightful!

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