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George Mikesh-How To Be An Alien
Login via Institution. It also provides practical information on administrative proceedings, legal remedies and procedural rights aliens exercise. The book aims at answering a fundamental question how to strike a balance between the inherent right of a State to expel an alien and the rights the latter is entitled to. The reader will therefore be given a survey of the subject that is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely to arise in any pertinent legal setting. More Options Prices excl. Add to Cart. View PDF Flyer.
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It was Mikes' second book and is the most famous of the 44 he wrote. The book is characterised by much humour, affection and a total lack of rancour or bitterness. Mikes, an immigrant from Hungary , demonstrated not only his knowledge of English society but an insight into the English language. It is in two parts. The first part, "How to be a General Alien", deals with such important English topics as the weather, tea, how not to be clever since it is considered bad manners , how to compromise, and queueing according to Mikes, the national passion. The chapter entitled "Sex" is in its entirety as follows. The second part, "How to be a Particular Alien", describes particular occupations from Bloomsbury intellectual to bus driver, finishing with how to be a naturalised citizen , which includes the eating of porridge for breakfast, and alleging that you like it.