Uncommon Language

July 10, 2013 | 2 books mentioned

Writing about a foreign country is always a dodgy proposition, but it seems to be especially thorny when English people and Americans take on their transatlantic brethren. Looking over two contributions to the genre by English writers — Terry Eagleton’s Across the Pond and A.A. Gill’s To America With LoveCarlin Romano concludes that neither manages to “teach us something new about ourselves.”

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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