On the Front Line of Life

Stephen Leacock: Memories and Reflections, 1935-1944

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Alan Bowker (CA)

In the last decade of his life, Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address the issues he cared about most - education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world - and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts and times, these essays reveal a passionate, intellegent, personal Leacock, against a backdrop of Depression and war, finding hope and conveying the timeless message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress.

Dundurn Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
11/01/20049781550025217LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian
EnglishPaperback / softback6 in x 9 inC$29.99264