By Richard Lederer
'Anguished English' is the impossibly humorous anthology of unintentional attacks upon our language. From bloopers and error to indicators of the days to combined Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, here's an outrageous treasury of attacks upon our universal language that may go away you roaring with satisfaction and laughter.
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Editors: Charles Simic and Mark Strand
cover is for reprint; however it is unchanged
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First released in 1976, this extraordinary anthology from U. S. Poet Laureates, Charles Simic and Mark Strand, compiles a range of the best translated literature of the time, showcasing the then-little-known writers who had a profound impact at the present iteration of poets.
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