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Rotten English: A Literary Anthology
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date June 1, 2007
Pages 535
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393329605
ISBN-10 0393329607
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
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An international anthology of fiction and poetry written in vernacular English traces how dialect literature has evolved throughout the past two centuries, in a collection that includes examples written by such figures as Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston. Original.
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A global anthology of fiction and poetry in vernacular English.

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.



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from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 1, 2007)
9780393329605 | details & prices | 535 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $19.95
About: An international anthology of fiction and poetry written in vernacular English traces how dialect literature has evolved throughout the past two centuries, in a collection that includes examples written by such figures as Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston.
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from Turtleback Books (June 25, 2007)
9781417784684 | details & prices | 535 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $28.15
About: An international anthology of fiction and poetry written in vernacular English traces how dialect literature has evolved throughout the past two centuries, in a collection that includes examples written by such figures as Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston.

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