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America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals
by Robert Atwan
With more than 50 very brief readings -- all new to this edition -- from over 40 very recent periodicals and student newspapers on 12 topics of very current interest, America Now reflects what students are talking and writing about right now. As series editor of The Best American Essays, Robert Atwan constantly scours a wide range of periodicals, bringing to America Now an ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 16th 2011 by Bedford/St. Martin's
(first published January 1st 1994)
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This book has an awkward format. The teaching version inserts the notes right into the middle of the book, which throws off the page count and makes reference sort of unweildy. I didn't think all the sections would be all that useful for my beginning comp class, and the table of content was sort of awkward as well. Still, there are some good readings here; I especially like the student essay from the student who participated in Occupy Wall Street. One more complaint: the study questions, while ...more
Robert Atwan has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.More about Robert Atwan...