The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

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Baker & Taylor
Citing declining coverage of classic English and American literature in today's schools, a primer challenges popular misconceptions while introducing the works of core masters such as Shakespeare, Faulkner, and Austen.

Perseus Publishing
What PC English professors don't want you to learn from . . .
- Beowulf: If we don't admire heroes, there's something wrong with us

- Chaucer: Chivalry has contributed enormously to women's happiness

- Shakespeare: Some choices are inherently destructive (it's just built into the nature of things)

- Milton: Our intellectual freedoms are Christian, not anti-Christian, in origin

- Jane Austen: Most men would be improved if they were more patriarchal than they actually are

- Dickens: Reformers can do more harm than the injustices they set out to reform

- T. S. Eliot: Tradition is necessary to culture

- Flannery O'Connor: Even modern American liberals aren't immune to original sin

Baker
& Taylor

Citing declining coverage of classic English and American literature in today's schools, a "politically incorrect" primer challenges popular misconceptions while introducing the works of such core masters as Shakespeare, Faulkner, and Austen, in a volume that is complemented by a syllabus and a self-study guide. Original.

Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c2006
ISBN: 9781596980112
1596980117
Branch Call Number: 820.9 K1394p 2006
Characteristics: xix, 278 p. ; 23 cm

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EuSei Oct 30, 2012

Extremely interesting book. Among many other interesting things, Kantor says the Middle Ages were not the “dark ages” as most of us believe, but one only needs to read Chaucer to change one’s mind. I remember a high school teacher stating something to that effect. This is a very important book for people who enjoy reading—good literature, that is—and want to break free from the tyranny of school/college cliché curricula. NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom.

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