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The Norton Anthology of American Literature

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6TH EDITION NINA BAYM
Unknown Binding, 5 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Sammy
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Why Norton? I'm glad you asked, friend! There are many schools of thought on anthologies, some negative, some positive, all fascinating. Of course, if you're buying this because it's a university textbook then really you have no choice; for the rest of us, there's more than meets the eye.

The negative responses tend to come in a few forms:

1: Anthologies reward superficiality. Much like surtitles at the opera, which help convey the surface meaning but encourage people not to "read" the music and t
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David Ralston
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent content. It should have an e-book edition. As a physical book, the pages are rice paper thin.

However, with its excessive weight it makes a sturdy door stop.
Özten Paul
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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great collection but like...where is the carver poetry?
Donna
I had this text for Creative Writing. We only read a small number of works from it, but it seems to have a good variety. It was not at thick as the other two I had for my English classes this semester and that made it my favorite of the three if I had to choose.
Kayla
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dual credit class: 2328 American Literature Spring 2013
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