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Books and Beyond : the Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading [Four Volumes].

Author: Kenneth Womack
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2008.
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There's a strong interest in reading for pleasure or self-improvement in America, as shown by the popularity of Harry Potter, and book clubs, including Oprah Winfrey's. Although recent government reports show a decline in recreational reading, the same reports show a strong correlation between interest in reading and academic achievement. This set provides a snapshot of the current state of popular American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Womack
ISBN: 9780313337383 0313337381 9780313071577 0313071578
OCLC Number: 609858047
Description: 1 online resource (1333 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; Introduction: Reading in America Today; Entries; Contemporary Authors by Genre; Suggestions for Further Reading; About the Editor and Contributors; Index.

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Maps the state of popular literature and reading in America, including the growth of blogs, interactive fiction, and other electronic media. This book includes entries, which provides a definition of  Read more...

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"Written for high school, college, and university students, these four-volume set addresses the shape and nature of contemporary American literature -focusing on 1980 to the present - in all of its Read more...

 
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