Terry Eagleton was born in Manchester, England. The author of more than forty books, including the seminal Literary Theory: An Introduction, he has taught at Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Manchester. He resides in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and children.
"Incisive and honest... Eagleton's contribution to the persistent
subgenre of Toquevillian analysis: the European curmudgeon's
critical, ultimately appreciative and, in Eagleton's case, loving
guide to the wacky Yanks and their nation." -- Michael Washburn -
"[Eagleton is] clearly a writer who enjoys being a provocateur: there's something to argue with on pretty much every page of Across the Pond, and usually something downright hilarious, too. Great stuff...Terry Eagleton is a funny man." -- Geoff Nicholson - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Terry Eagleton has a gift for the kind of generalizations that at first appear outrageous but seem, on reflection, annoyingly perceptive. Were I one of the expressive Americans he describes, I'd call this book awesome; as a constipated Brit, I'm inclined to say that it is not at all bad." -- Henry Hitchings, author, The Secret Life of Words
"His mode is that of a jocular anthropologist, pint in hand, chattily offering up his opinions." -- David Wolf - The New Republic