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  • Morrison, along with many British academics, have said that dividing literature up by nationality misses the point of a literary education, saying that it’s meant to be a celebration of language and insight, not patriotism.

    American authors are cut from British schools' reading lists →

  • He said they told him, "Why would we want to have a whole bunch of people who we don't know knowing our business?"

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