lovingly put on line by Ursula Stange
Sadly, Richard Mitchell died at his home on December 27, 2002.
I originally subscribed to The Underground Grammarian near the middle of my year at the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University. In looking for things to read that were concerned with education but weren't written in educational jargon, I came across Richard Mitchell's book The Graves of Academe at the North Bay Public Library. After two pages I was hooked. It took me several weeks to track down an address where I could subscribe to The Underground Grammarian. Each issue that arrived in the mail through the late eighties and early nineties provided an excuse to make a cup of Earl Grey tea (hot) and sit -- sometimes for much longer than it took to read from cover to cover. I routinely enjoyed each issue a second time while reading it to my husband in bed that night.
To avoid typing mistakes into the manuscripts and to give new readers a sense of the painstaking care Richard Mitchell lavished on each issue, I have scanned in original pages from the early eighties. To enjoy them, you must download the Acrobat Reader by clicking on the text link or the icon below. Make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy.
Issues Online Here
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