Essays and criticism on Stephen Leacock, including the works Literary Lapses, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town - Magill's Survey of World Literature.
Essays and criticism on Stephen Leacock - Critical Essays. Leacock’s literary achievement is largely in the mastery of the comic sketch.Leacock’s career as a humorist began when he had some comic pieces published as Literary Lapses in 1910. This successful book was followed by two more books of comic sketches, Nonsense Novels (1911) and Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912), which is now considered his best book.LibriVox recording of Essays and Literary Studies, by Stephen Leacock. Read by TriciaG. A collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by Canadian humourist and economics professor, Stephen Leacock.
Stephen Leacock Born in Swanmore, England, Stephen Leacock was one of 11 children of an unsuccessful farmer and an ambitious mother, a woman to whom Leacock no doubt owed his energetic and status-conscious nature. In 1891, while teaching at the prestigious Upper Canada College in Toronto, Leacock obtained a modern language degree from the University of Toronto.
Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) is a Canadian author. He will long be remembered for his best-selling book Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912) as well as the numerous awards and honours he received during his illustrious lifetime as author, professor, lecturer and humourist.
Stephen Leacock was born in Swanmore Eng. in 1869 and lived nearly all of his life in Canada, dying in Toronto in 1944. In his career he won several awards; the Lorne Pierce Medal and the prestigious Governor General's Award. He had the Leacock Medal for Humour established in his name and even had a Canadian postage stamp issued in his honour.
Stephen Leacock is such a character, and his compilation of short stories Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town recognizes, and assists the reader to recognize, one’s need to laugh at their surroundings, their culture, and the people that interact in their lives.
My Financial Career and Other Follies (New Canadian Library) (Leacock, Stephen, Staines,. This original NCL collection brings together Leacock’s comic masterpieces,. Completing these timeless comedies are two of Leacock's own essays on humour.
Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario. Photo by Simon Pulsifer.Licensed under Creative Commons, courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Leacock was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal in 1937, nominally for his academic work. After his death, his physical legacy was less treasured, and his abandoned summer cottage became derelict.
About My Financial Career and Other Follies. This original NCL collection brings together Leacock’s comic masterpieces, the many varieties of his remarkable humour. In one story a young man is seized by fear as he attempts to open his first bank account.
Stephen Leacock sees the comic of social situations.. In the last years of his life, Leacock wrote informal essays blending humour with a conversational style about topics like education, literature, economics, Canada's place in the world, and the joys and sorrows of his life.
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He was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world.
Leacock, Stephen 1869-1944. . Social criticism: the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays by Stephen Leacock. fiction Canadian literature Canadian wit and humor Capitalists and financiers City and town life Civilization College teachers Comic, The, in literature Conduct of life Dickens.