Books: Persistent Humor

Why Stephen Leacock is Not Yet Out of Style

The humorist is usually a passing fancy with the public. His brand of wit catches the popular eye, holds it for a space, then is forgotten, as a new humorist comes along with a new method of twisting his phrases, of rolling his tongue or of winking his eye. Stephen Leacock's popularity has lasted longer than most. From Literary Lapses to My Discovery of England his books have been funny with a certain consistency. Canadian by birth, professor of...

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