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Reading, Learning, Teaching Kurt Vonnegut

Thomas, P.L.

Reading, Learning, Teaching Kurt Vonnegut

Series: Confronting the Text, Confronting the World - Volume 2

Year of Publication: 2006

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. VIII, 172 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-6337-7 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.260 kg, 0.573 lbs

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Book synopsis

Our English classrooms are often only as vibrant as the literature that we teach. This book explores the writing of contemporary American author, Kurt Vonnegut, who offers readers and students engaging fiction and nonfiction works that confront the reader and the world. Here, teachers will find an introduction to the life and works of Vonnegut and an opportunity to explore how to bring his works into the classroom as a part of the reading and writing curriculum. This volume attempts to confront what we teach and how we teach as English teachers through the vivid texts Vonnegut offers his readers.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: P. L. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Education at Furman University (Greenville, SC), taught English for 18 years before entering higher education. He holds an Ed.D. from the University of South Carolina and is the author of Numbers Games (Lang, 2004), Teaching Writing Primer (Lang, 2005), and Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver (Lang, 2005).

Series

Confronting the Text, Confronting the World. Vol. 2
General Editor: P. L. Thomas