The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature
What PC English professors don't want you to know...in Beowulf - If we don't admire heroes, there's something wrong with us , in Chaucer: Chivalry has contributed enormously to women's happiness, in Shakespeare: Some choices are inherently destructive (it's just built into the nature of things) , in Milton: Our intellectual freedoms are Christian, not anti-Christian, in origin , in Jane Austen: Most men would be improved if they were more patriarchal than they actually are , in Dickens: Reformers can do more harm than the injustices they set out to reform , in T. S. Eliot: Tradition is necessary to culture, in Flannery O'Connor: Even modern American liberals aren't immune to original sin .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 19vatermit64 - LibraryThing
This was originally published in March of 2007: Why you should read this book: To Read Better, To Write Better. Nothing just ‘happens’ to me. Shortly after reading Dr. Elizabeth Kantor’s book, The ... Read full review
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I was hoping this book would be a little more bold in breaking the standard acceptance of a PC culture, but it's a lot more subtle than that. It does point out places where writers and poets aren't ... Read full review