|CHAPTER 691 Another Yank writer named aJoseph Conrad liked the sea almost as much as Melville,
2 bBut his novels weren't quite as long,
3 Probably because English wasn't his native language,
4 Which maybe explains why he picked strange un-American sounding titles sometimes,
5 Like c'Lord Jim,'
6 And d'Nostromo,'
7 And e'The Nigger of the Narcissus.'
9 Maybe not all of his titles are un-American,
10 fAnd besides, it was also Conrad who wrote a book called 'Heart of Darkness,'
11 Which must be pretty good,
12 gBecause every Yank has heard of it.
CHAPTER 701 And then there was hEdgar Allan Poe,
2 iFor some reason.
3 jIt was Poe who invented the great Yank tradition that requires American writers to drink themselves to death,
4 Which proves how sensitive they are,
5 Even though they're Yanks.
6 kIt was also Poe who wrote 'The Raven,'
7 Which every Yank has to memorize in school and goes something like,
8 "Once upon a something something weary,
9 l"Over many a quaint and something volume of forgotten something,
||10 "Something something,
12 And proves just how great Poe must have been,
13 nUntil he wrote all those horror stories,
14 oAnd drank himself to death,
15 Unless it was the other way around.
CHAPTER 711 There was also pMark Twain,
2 Whose name was really something else,
3 As every Yank knows,
4 Something having to do with the qMississippi River,
5 Which Twain liked to write about,
6 Because it was so full of people who talked in funny rdialects,
7 sWhich are just hilarious,
8 If you're a Yank,
9 Including 'Tom Sawyer' and t'Huckleberry Hound,'
10 Which every Yank just loves,
11 And knows practically by heart,
12 Because they're so important to Yank culture,
13 For some reason.
CHAPTER 721 And Yank culture wasn't just limited to artists and writers, either.
2 For example, there were Yank architects who were brilliant,
3 And did a beautiful job of copying uBrit architecture all over New England,
4 vNot to mention a pretty fair job of copying Spic architecture all over Texas and California,