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by James Atlas

Author: James Atlas
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; Reprint edition (October 1, 1993)
Pages: 158 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.8
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Includes bibliographical references (. 37-145) and index. The warning - The big boys - The new Canonists - The decline of literary criticism - Cultural illiteracy - The end of tradition - We are what we read.

Includes bibliographical references (. Does it matter which books college students read? Indeed it does, contends James Atlas. What we read has crucial implications for both our development as individuals and our ability to establish consensus on national issues.

Battle of the Books book. At first, this book seemed to be not quite what I needed, as it did not apply to the hear and now. Most of the focus is, in fact, on the curriculum debate in college. However, as I continued to read it, that idea changed, and later reading "A Thomas Jefferson Education" by DeMille re-affirmed much of what I had read in this book.

James Robert Atlas (March 22, 1949 – September 4, 2019) was a writer, especially of biographies, as well as a publisher. Battle of the Books: The Curriculum Debate in America, .

James Robert Atlas (March 22, 1949 – September 4, 2019) was a writer, especially of biographies, as well as a publisher Contents. 1 Early life and education.

In 2002, he started Atlas Books, which publishes several series in conjunction with larger publishers.

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Battle of the Books : What It Takes to be Educated in America. Explaining the views of the various factions of literary theory well enough that their views are understandable, though not always worthy of esteem.

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BATTLE OF THE BOOKS: The Curriculum Debate in America By James Atlas. Mr. Atlas makes us feel as Keats said, on our pulses, what has been lost," Carolyn G. Heilbrun said in The New York Times last year. The author expresses nostalgia for the good old days when the "Great Books" of Western civilization were not yet under attack, while also acknowledging the force of opposing arguments.

the curriculum debate in America. Published 1992 by Norton in New York, London.

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We are what we read, contends James Atlas in this book about books, the story of America at an educational crossroads. Where once the giants of Western thought - Aristotle, Plato, Shakespeare and Milton - had pride of place, campuses are now divided: traditionalists are loath to abandon the great Western legacy, while the opponents see that canon as an elitist and inaccurate reflection of America's multicultural past. Atlas sheds light on both sides but firmly asserts that unless there is a set of core beliefs on which to build a consensus, there may soon be no clear idea of America - no common heritage, and no unified future.