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Stephen Leacock as an American humorist.

Joan A. Walsh

Stephen Leacock as an American humorist.

by Joan A. Walsh

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Thesis (M.A.) -- University of Toronto, 1961.

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The internationally acclaimed Canadian humorist, Stephen Leacock produced over thirty books of light-hearted sketches and essays. The beguiling fantasies and hilarious tales of 'Literary Lapses' (), 'Nonsense Novels' () and 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town' () helped launch Leacock's career as a master writer of humour. Read ELEVEN. The Candidacy of Mr. Smith of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock. The text begins: "Boys," said Mr. Smith to the two hostlers, stepping out on to the sidewalk in front of the hotel,—"hoist that there British Jack over the place and hoist her up good." Then he stood and watched the flag fluttering in the wind.

This celebrated collection of sketches sparkles with Stephen Leacock’s humour and shines with the warmth of his comical E.P., star of the title essay, “My Remarkable Uncle,” is a classic Leacock character. He is president of a railway with a letterhead but no rails, and he heads a bank that boasts credit but no cash whatsoever – all of which trouble E.P. not in the   The case against prohibition: from an address 1 edition - first published in Leacock's Montreal 1 edition - first published in Humour, its theory & technique, with examples and samples: a book of discovery 1 edition - first published in Cast Up by the Sea 1 edition - first published in

My idea was to draw out six dollars of it for present use. Someone gave me a chequebook through a wicket and someone else began telling me how to write it out. The people in the bank had the impression that I was an invalid millionaire. I wrote something on the cheque and thrust it in at the clerk. He looked at it.8/   Stephen Leacock () was a Canadian economist and humorist who wrote several books. He is remembered today only as a humorist. His best work is probably Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, a hilarious satirical look at small-town Ontario. It is utterly brilliant.


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1 Stephen Leacock, The Greatest Pages of American Humour (London: Methuen & Co., ), p. 2 Stephen Leacock, “Literature and Education in America,” Essays and Literary Studies (London: John ; 2 The society that Leacock inhabits in his humour is rarely, as a Canadian audience might expect, overtly Canadian.

Leacock’s Canada was a colonial society; unrealized both psychologically and Author: Beverly Rasporich. The Greatest Pages of American Humor [Stephen Leacock] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

A Study of the Rise and Development of Humurous Writings in American with Selections from the most notable of the Humorists. Leacock's humorous literature did not, of course, spring simply and directly from the American macro-culture he inhabited; his disposi-tion was very much a literary one, which studiously revelled in the artistry of past and contemporary American humorists.

For Leacock, American literary humour was a New World wonder, a "not unworthy literary prod. Stephen Leacock, Humorist and Humanist book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(4).

Stephen P. Butler Leacock, FRSC, was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between the years andhe was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world.

He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people's follies. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was named in his honour/5. Stephen Butler Leacock (December – March ) was born in England and moved to Canada when he was six years old.

He became a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Though not as reknowned in modern times, during the early s, Leacock was the most famous humorist writing in the English language. Between and he was so well-known as the worlds' greatest humorist that it was said more people had heard of Stephen Leacock than had heard of Canada.

His last book was the unfinished autobiography The Boy I Left Behind Me (), published posthumously. A humorist (American English) or humourist (British English) is an intellectual who uses humor in writing or public speaking.

Humorists are distinct from comedians, who are show business entertainers whose business is to make an audience laugh, though it is possible for some persons to occupy both roles in the course of their careers. Despite the fact that the Kennedy Center for the. The greatest pages of American humor Hardcover – January 1, by Stephen Leacock (Author)Author: Stephen Leacock.

Leacock continued this frantic literary output for the remainder of his career, producing more than 30 books of humor as well as biographies and social commentaries. The Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour was established after his death to honor annually an outstanding Canadian humorist.

Contains a collection of American and English humor from such outstanding contributors as Woody Allen, Damon Runyon, Truman Capote, Groucho Marx, Art Buchwald, Roy Blount, Jr., Fran Liebowitz, Philip Roth, and Eudora Welty1/5(1).

Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock () Stephen Butler Leacock (Decem - Ma ) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between and he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.

Stephen Leacock was a tremendously well regarded humorist in the early part of the twentieth century, (no less an eminence than Robertson Davies declared him a true "genius"). And, thankfully, his good natured, but penetrating and ironic, pieces are as fresh and 4/5(26). The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour is awarded annually for the best book of humour written in the previous year by a Canadian.

- era, before being compiled into this book which established Leacock's literary fame. The people portrayed really lived, though some are composites; the events are of a kindly humorist looking at the foibles of small town life.

Once they came out in book formCited by: Stephen Leacock shares the stage with Charles Dickens and Mark Twain as one of the best-loved humorists in the English-speaking world, and at the time of its original publication, Leacock's biography of Dickens was widely and enthusiastically hailed as a vital, grand and masterful examination of the man and his writing.

That Leacock's biography of the great novelist was the first to explore. Stephen Butler Leacock (Decem - Ma ) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between and he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.

Stephen Leacock, teacher,economist, scholar, political scientist, historian and humorist was born in the county of Hampshire, England, inthe son of a farmer. In the family moved to Ontario where the rugged living conditions were made more difficult by Peter Leacock's eventual desertion of his family, a ne'er-do-well turn which.

Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich is a collection of humorous interwoven vignettes by Stephen Leacock, published in It exists as a companion work to his Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (), due to the similarity of composition, and their subject matter.

Arcadian Adventures follows the members of the 'Mausoleum Club' on Plutoria Avenue, in an unnamed American city (usually. Stephen Leacock (), Francis Hincks Sir (), L. Lafontaine Sir (), Robert Baldwin (), Charles Dickens (), Mark Twain (), O.

Henry (), Stephen, Leacock, Abraham Lincoln (), Arthur Conan Doyle, Captain Wilkie, Charles Gordon whose pen name was Ralph Connor, Charles.

The book fairly entitles Mr. Leacock to be considered not only a humorist but a benefactor. The contents should appeal to English readers with the double virtue that attaches to work which is at once new and richly humorous." -The Spectator "One specimen of Mr.

Leacock's humor, 'Boarding-House Geometry.' has long been treasured on this side."/5(19).Literary Lapses was Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock's first collection of comic writings, and includes such side-splitting gems as My Financial Career, Society Chit-Chat, and Self-Made Men.

First published inLiterary Lapses was an instant.Buy This Book in Print summary This collection of essays explores the many dimensions of the writings of Stephen Leacock, the well-loved Canadian author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little by: 2.