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Across the Pond

An Englishman's View of America
Eagleton, Terry (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Across the Pond


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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
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Report This 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.

Report This 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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