The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature by Elizabeth Kantor, James Adams

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786168385
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 5.86(h) x 1.01(d)

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
RumblinTank More than 1 year ago
Totally appreciate the learning context provided in the readings!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, a 'Politically Incorrect'-anything is probably trying too hard, but this breezy survey of 600 years of British literature [with another 200 years of US writing tacked on at the end] is informative and fun, if a bit too joyful in its self-importance. Not only have I found half a dozen British authors I want to explore, but all 10 recommended American works are readily accessible on-line. If you have an open mind and some holes in your literary history, this book can be quite an interesting read, and perhaps even a book-shopping list for months/years to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Kantor wonderfully explains how literature has been supressed in colleges across the country. She writes about how English and American literature really do have worth, even if most of the writers were 'Dead White Males.' Her understanding of the English language is vast also. I recommend this read to college freshmen.
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