The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction / Edition 13by John Brereton
Pub. Date: 11/30/2011
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
The classic among essay readers.The Norton Reader has introduced millions of writing students to the essay as a genre. First published in 1965, it is still the best-selling thematic readerand the only thematic reader that also supports a genre-based approach. The Thirteenth Edition introduces a new generation of editors, almost 50 new essays, and a unique new website that allows readers to sort and search for readings by theme, genre, mode, keyword, and more.
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I must agree with Anonymous who posted on September , 2013. This compilation is nothing more than far-left progressive/liberal propaganda that is designed to brainwash young college students. The only reason I actually paid for this book was because my ultra-liberal english teacher required it for my class. I'm giving one star because they won't let me give zero.
What is anonymous above me talking about. Wrong book sir!
I understand that politics present important debates, and I believe that both sides provide reasonable facts and ideals in how policies and new laws should be written. As a result, I feel it's necessary for everyone to fully hear out both sides of every issue before drawing a conclusion one way or another. Thus, I completely disagree with college professors (and authors of college texts) teaching with such an extreme bias to try to pull as many gullible students to one party or another. This practice does nothing to teach students to think for themselves, which (in my opinion) is one of the primary reasons for attending college, to become free thinkers. This text has, by far, the most extreme bias of any book, news network, or radio station that I have ever read, watched, or listened to. The book is more biased than Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews, CNN, and Fox News combined. At least these sources allow the occasional listener or viewer to express an opinion to the contrary every now and again. This book is full of nothing but essays and comments supporting far left ideals without so much as a mention of an essay, author, or simple thought of seeing an issue from a different perspective. The only problem I'm having is deciding whether this is the worst example of an English text I have ever seen, or the best example of propaganda. A little of both, I suppose. (For the record, no, I'm not republican or democrat, I'm libertarian. Unlike the extreme left or right, I believe in unbiased research before drawing conclusions or reaching decisions in general)