The Kings English

Год: 2011
Автор: Kingsley Amis
Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd.
The Kings English is Kingsley Amiss authoritative and witty guide to the use and abuse of the English language. A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, Amis provides indispensable advice about the linguistic blunders and barbarities that lie in wait for us, from danglers, four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit. If you have ever wondered whether its acceptable to start a sentence with and, to boldly split an infinitive, or to cross your sevens in the French style, Amis has the answer — or a trenchant opinion. By turns reflective, acerbic and provocative, The Kings English is for anyone who cares about how the English language is used. With a new introduction by Kingsley Amiss son, the novelist Martin Amis.