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Old 02-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #14
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I've read The Old Man and the Sea. The Grapes of Wrath has been on my list to read for a while. It got my vote. Leacock got my vote as well. I've read some winners of an award named for Mr. Leacock, but never any of his books.
If you would like to sample Leacock, here's a short humorous essay from Literary Lapses which gives an idea of his style. It's called "A, B, and C The Human element in Mathematics". It's especially effective for those {like myself} who suffered through the anguish of the "story problem".

http://www.online-literature.com/ste...ary-lapses/40/
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