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African Svelte

Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense

Inspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins. During his time at The New Yorker, Daniel Menaker happened across a superb spelling mistake: "The zebras were grazing on the African svelte." Fascinated by the idea of unintentionally meaningful spelling errors, he began to see that these gaffes-neither typos nor auto-corrects-are sometimes more interesting than their straight-laced counterparts. Through examples he has collected over the course of his decades-long career as an editor and writer, he brings us to a new understanding of language--how it's used, what it means, and what fun it can be. Illustrated by the inimitable Roz Chast, with a foreword from former poet laureate Billy Collins, The African Svelte offers thoughtful and intelligent exit Jesus. Menaker glances at familiar fumbles like "for all intensive purposes" and "doggy-dog world," but readers delighted by language will find themselves turning the pages with baited breath to discover fresh howlers that have them laughing off their dairy airs.
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"A clever book... Leavened by famously jittery drawings from Roz Chast, The African Svelte cleverly educes the 'literally poetic justice' of 'eeking out a living' or disguising your terrorist intent by 'wearing a baklava.'" - The Washington Post " The African Svelte is a whole new comedy of errors. I like to split my bridges." - Roy Blount, Jr., author of Save Room for Pie and many others "Haul out the chaise lounge. Daniel Menaker has defied the spell checker tenaciously and redeemed the misspelled word with playful acuity. The department of corrections will never be the same. Paddy O'Furniture forever." -Mary Norris, author of Between You and Me "Call them eggcorns, malaprops, or 'sveltes'- for Daniel Menaker, those happy accidents are the occasions for witty excursions down linguistic roads not taken. He had me from the gecko." -Geoff Nunberg, author of Going Nucular and language commentator, NPR "Fresh Air" "I've made a lot of missteaks, but none of them have been as smart or as funny as the ones in this book." -Patricia Marx, author of Let's Be Less Stupid "For language lovers, this book, with all its verbal tangles and wit, is sure to, in its own words, "pass mustard." -Poets & Writers
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Daniel Menaker began his career as a fact checker at The New Yorker, where he became an editor and worked for twenty-six years. A former book editor, Menaker is the author of six books; he has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Parents, Redbook, and many others. Roz Chast was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978. Since then she has published hundreds of cartoons and written or illustrated more than a dozen books. Her memoir Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Please? was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a 2014 National Book Award Finalist.

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Seitenzahl 256
Erscheinungsdatum 25.10.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-544-80063-2
Verlag Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Maße (L/B/H) 185/131/27 mm
Gewicht 286
Illustratoren Roz Chast
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