Review of “Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling” (1840)


Edgar Allan Poe (writer).

Read in 2022.

The difference between this and “Wandering Willie’s Tale” (1824) is that Poe’s idea of the (here: Irish) language is a purportedly funny stereotype like his idea of a German accent in “The Devil in the Belfry” (1839). This one is higher in effort than the latter, but pointless.

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