A Featherweight Weighs In

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  1. Bob King
    Bob King January 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm .

    Agree with Joel re: CNF can be taught badly as well. And I can&#39;t imagine. e. .g., teaching the ponderous In Cold Blood in high school only because of its size!<br />Personal comments: I read Sun Also Rises in high school (on my own) and asked my mother what she read in high school in the &#39;20s. It was Dickens! So I figured there was an automatic generational gap in education (my high

  2. Joel E. Jacobson
    Joel E. Jacobson January 15, 2014 at 2:01 am .

    Wow! The irony is that those same teachers could very well have ruined nonfiction if they taught it as poorly. I agree that classic literature is better at thirty, but the reasoning in this article is ridiculous… Don&#39;t do something because it&#39;s too hard to figure out. I would be bored crazy reading only nonfiction. The muses must be rolling over in their supposed grave.

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