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|Title:||The Iron Man & The Tin Woman: A Book of Little Sketches of To-Day and To-Morrow.|
|Publisher:||Dodd, Mead and Company|
|Tags:||Canadiana, fiction, humour, Canadian wit and humour|
The publication of the new collection of Leacockisms may jog a mind here and there into a somewhat troubled state as to something askew somewhere. What is the source of this undefined worrit?
We know a young woman who lately got married. When it developed that certain of her habits produced some disharmony in her new relationship she observed wonderingly, "Why, I've done that for years"—it not occurring to her that in an altered order of things there might be occasion for some change in her perspective. Mr. Leacock, evidently curiously innocent of any suspicion as to the perpetual jollity of it all, has been doing his steady brand of humorisms for now nineteen years.
The volume in hand grasps at extreme contemporaneousness by such labels as "Futurities" and "Little Sketches of Today and Tomorrow," and by the device of treating of robots and such.
—The Saturday Review of Literature, April 12, 1930 [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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