Today and Tomorrow Volume 20 Language and Literature: Lars Porsena or the Future of Swearing Breaking Priscian's Head or English as She Will be Spoke and Wrote Delphos: The Future of International Language Pomona or the Future of English

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Graves, Greig, Pankhurst, de Selincourt

Published April 16, 2008
Reference - 372 Pages
ISBN 9780415463546 - CAT# RU53743

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Lars Porsena

Or the Future of Swearing

Robert Graves

Originally published in 1927

"Not for squeamish readers." Spectator

"A deliciously ironical affair." Bystander

"Humour and style are beyond criticism." Irish Statesman

As relevant now as when it was first published, this volume and its ironic look at the political correctness of society has become a classic of the Today & Tomorrow series.



Breaking Priscian’s Head

Or English As She Will Be Spoke and Wrote

J Y T Greig

Originally published in 1928

"The most vehement attack (on standard English) we have ever read." Morning Post

"A rollicking book" Spectator

This volume discusses the nature of language, grammar, the influence of America, of slang dialect and many other subjects.




The Future of International Language

E Sylvia Pankhurst

Originally published in 1927

In this volume, Sylvia Pankhurst argues that an international language would be one of the greatest assets to modern civilization. She surveys past attempts from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries and predicts the arrival of the inter-language, its form, its social and cultural utility and its influence for world peace.



Pomona or the Future of English

Basil de Sélincourt

Originally published in 1926

"Equal to anything yet produced in this brilliant series." Spectator

An analysis of the present condition of the English language and the paths along which it is progressing.


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