Critique of Pure Verbiage
Essays on the Abuse of Language in Literary, Religious, and
G. A. Wells and D. R. Oppenheimer
overlooked in his own lifetime, the elegantly written,
incisively critical works of Ronald Englefield, in which
militant common sense is allied with caustic wit and erudition,
are only now beginning to receive the attention that is their
entertaining essays may at first give the impression of being no
more than elegant hatchet jobs, giving Thomas Carlyle, T. S.
Eliot, Martin Heidegger, Immanuel Kant, John Ruskin, and others
the treatment they deserve. In fact, the authors purpose lies
not so much in putting down the mighty as in dissecting some
common types of worthless writing. The lessons he draws have
wide applications in understanding human thought and behavior.