NON-FICTION: Laughing Leacock

WINNOWED WISDOM — Stephen Leacock—Dodd, Mead ($2).

Economist Leacock of McGill University, whom they now blurb as "the Canadian Mark Twain," is out with a most helpful compendium of suggestions and brief information for deepening and broadening life. He has written "The Outlines of Everything" from Shakespeare to Science, including the assurance that: "Darwin returned to Europe and wrote a book called Sartor Resartus which definitely established the descent of mankind from the avoirdupois apes," and a careful account of how Shakesbur (or Shaksper, Shicksper, Shagsber, or S.) wrote Henry V with...

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