This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||Too Much College, or, Education Eating Up Life. With Kindred Essays in Education and Humour|
|Tags:||Canadiana, essay, humour, Canadian wit and humour, mixed fiction/nonfiction|
In "Too Much College" professor Leacock "claims that education is eating up life and that the process of equipping young people for their life work involves entirely too much time, effort and money." Amen professor!
Written with a touch a humor and a very personal touch. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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