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The Literacy Wars, by Ilana Snyder

Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of human speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespeare and Milton and the Bible … —G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion Of course, when texts are mentioned I don’t just mean books (does anybody these days?) but non-print texts, advertisements, songs, sporting events, and so on. Even product packaging. I spent a very productive twenty minutes or half an hour in a Women’s Literature class earlier this year with two Kleenex boxes … —Ray Misson, the University of Melbourne In writing The Literacy Wars, the Monash…

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