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My Recollections of Chicago

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

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Title:My Recollections of Chicago
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(52 of 78 for author by title)
My Remarkable Uncle and Other Sketches
My Memories and Miseries As a Schoolmaster
Published:   1943
Tags:autobiography, Canadiana, non-fiction

The manuscript of ‘My Recollection of Chicago’ (13 leaves) is undated. There are internal references to ‘43 years ago’ and Gordon j. Laing's resignation from the university. This would date the manuscript as 1942 or 1943, the latter being the date of Laing's retirement.... His autobiography was left unfinished; the completed chapters were published posthumously under the title The Boy I Left Behind Me (1946). 'My Recollection of Chicago' was no doubt written by Leacock when he started his autobiography. He probably intended to include it as a chapter. [Suggest a different description.]


Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

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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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