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Rotten English: A Literary Anthology

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Rotten English spans the globe to offer an overview of the best non-standard English writing of the past two centuries, with a focus on the most recent decades. What would once have been derogatorily termed "dialect literature" has come into its own in a language known variously as slang, creole, patois, pidgin, or, in the words of Nigerian novelist Ken Saro-Wiwa, "rotten English." The first anthology of its kind, Rotten English celebrates vernacular literature from around the English-speaking world, from Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston to Roddy Doyle, Jonathan Safran Foer, and M. NourbeSe Philip. With concise introductions that explain the context and aesthetics of the vernacular tradition, this anthology pays tribute to the changes English has undergone as it has become a global language.

Softcover in Very Good condition. Sparse wear to cover in form of small dents and light creases from handling. Some tanning and slight shelf cocking and foxing to edges. Inside has no marks, annotation or marginalia.

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Limited availability in the UK.
Author(s):
Ahmad, Dohra
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
5½ x 8"
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0393329607
ISBN-13:
9780393329605
Number of pages:
535
Publisher:
W. W. Norton

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Rotten English spans the globe to offer an overview of the best non-standard English writing of the past two centuries, with a focus on the most recent decades. What would once have been derogatorily termed "dialect literature" has come into its own in a language known variously as slang, creole, patois, pidgin, or, in the words of Nigerian novelist Ken Saro-Wiwa, "rotten English." The first anthology of its kind, Rotten English celebrates vernacular literature from around the English-speaking world, from Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston to Roddy Doyle, Jonathan Safran Foer, and M. NourbeSe Philip. With concise introductions that explain the context and aesthetics of the vernacular tradition, this anthology pays tribute to the changes English has undergone as it has become a global language.

Softcover in Very Good condition. Sparse wear to cover in form of small dents and light creases from handling. Some tanning and slight shelf cocking and foxing to edges. Inside has no marks, annotation or marginalia.

Added value:
Limited availability in the UK.
Author(s):
Ahmad, Dohra
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
5½ x 8"
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0393329607
ISBN-13:
9780393329605
Number of pages:
535
Publisher:
W. W. Norton

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