American Lit Relit Author:Richard Armour The author of Twisted Tales from Shakespeare and The Classics Reclassified, books which have awakened many a student (and not merely by falling off his desk), has now taken on the whole of American literature. From such Puritan writers as Michael Wigglesworth and Cotton Mather to such not-so-Puritan writers as O'Neill, Hemingway, a... more »nd Faulkner, this madcap-and-gown satirist has gone his merry way, giving us his special blend of learning and laughter. The survey course in American literature will never be the same, once students and teachers get hold of this?and this gets hold of them.
Richard Armour started it all, as you know, with It All Started With Columbus, that perennial bestseller which has been hailed as "a classic of American humor." Now, in his 27th book, Armour, again teamed with illustrator Campbell Grant, has outdone himself with word play, sentence play, understatement, exaggeration, parody, free association, and highbrow-lowbrow satire. Sense and nonsense play a wild game of tag, having a field day in the field of American literature.« less