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Rotten English: A Literary Anthology by Dohra Ahmad

Rotten English: A Literary Anthology

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“Rotten English” spans the globe to offer an overview of the best non-standard English writing of the past two centuries, with a focus on the most recent decades. The book collects the poetry, essays, short stories, and novels of the best in global vernacular writing from Mark Twain to Junot Diaz.

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