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Imitation and Other Essays

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674282162

Publication Date: 10/23/1933

190 pages


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There are very few writers of the familiar essay left in this hurried world. Grandgent is one of the best, and this collection is thoroughly characteristic of his work.Saturday Review of Literature

Not the least engaging of his essays are those in which he reviews the episodes of his youth and childhood and recounts incidents which, while unimportant in themselves, are made to glow with color and reality… He gives an agreeable freshness to almost everything that his pen touches.New York Times

The essay on Imitation is presumably the real reason for the book. It is made up of two lectures delivered at University College, London, in February, 1931; and it illustrates what is perhaps the author’s unique distinction, his ability to discuss the subtlest and most recondite of linguistic phenomena in a style within the easy and pleasant comprehension of the casual reader.Dalhousie Review

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