Bookslut Reviews "Inventing English" by Seth Lerer

Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language, by Seth LererBoth print and online venues continue to talk about and review Seth Lerer’s Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language. Last week wordsmith.org held an online chat with Seth Lerer and earlier this week, the very popular Bookslut reviewed his book.

James Campbell Martin, who wrote the review, says, “Lerer’s book has many virtues: his enthusiasm, intelligence, and personality shine from its pages. His point of view, which takes in political and cultural implications, will interest a broad audience. And he has read everything with love and respect. He does not suffer from the literary critic’s disease that makes one pathologize every text. As a self-confessed Brooklyn boy … Lerer kids because he loves.”

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