Battle of the Books: The Curriculum Debate in America

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Norton, 1993 - Books and reading - 157 pages
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Does it matter which books college students read? Indeed it does, contends the author. Atlas presents a trenchant assessment of America at its educational crossroads, and asserts that whatr in shaping Buyer's Choice

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While the author of this book makes some very strong points, in my perspective, there’s room within the cannon for some diversity. I don’t believe any of the classics should be removed (unlike some on ... Read full review

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James Atlas is the founding editor of the Lipper/Viking Penguin Lives Series. A longtime contributor to The New Yorker, he was an editor at The New York Times Magazine for many years. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, Partisan Review, and many other journals. He is the author of Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, which was nominated for a National Book Award.

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