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The Norton Introduction to Literature by Kelly J. Mays
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This sine qua non of English lit majors seemed to overwhelm (and that's an understatement) my own students, most of whom are decidedly not lit majors. Most of them hate to read, which saddens me. But I'll always feel nostalgia for Norton lit tomes--t ...more
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Literature and the Writing Process by Elizabeth McMahan
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It's pretty good as far as lit/comp texts go, though I'm forever searching for a text that would be a perfect match for my students.
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They Say/I Say by Gerald Graff
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Best text for freshman comp class, which is why I've been using it for years now. I've moved on to the new addiction, which I was waiting for because the readings in this edition were feeling dated.
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Looking at Movies by Richard Barsam
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It's a good text for Aesthetics of Film, the course I teach with my husband, but the book seems obsessed with Johnny Depp, which, with all due respect, we don't get.?
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Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
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Beautiful impressions of life and spirit from Father G's perspective. At his reading the surprisingly witty Boyle told captivating stories. I used this book in one of my classes and students responded to the heart in the stories though the many fairl ...more
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Citizen by Claudia Rankine
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Claudia Rankine's work: moving, startling, lyrical, lulling, constantly hitting the mark on the constellation of cultural indignations and intricacies that comprise racial identity
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Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Though I love reading and listening to Thích Nhất Hạnh, I don't love the way this book was put together--reflections on potentially useful topics such as "driving meditation" that skim the surface and dissipate too quickly for me to feel satisfied. O ...more
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