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Steven Poole reviews and writes on literature and culture for the GUARDIAN. He is the author of TRIGGER HAPPY, a critically acclaimed study of the aesthetics and culture of videogames.
** 'Steven Poole's admirable object is something like moral alertness, founded on close reading. Unspeak is in the best sense a stimulus and a provocation. Unmasking unspeak is addictive, and anyone can play' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ** 'Poole's archaeology of everyday terms is impressive and salutary' OBSERVER ** 'The book's central purpose is to remind us to unpack the terms in which public debate is framed' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY **'A study of [Unspeak] is not just ttimely and welcome but (you'll feel once you've read this book) urgent. ...we should all be grateful to Steven Poole for his public spiritedness in undertaking it. Will someone please give him a medal, or a governmen