Teaching Literature: Writers and Teachers Talking

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  • ISBN-13: 9781859180259
  • Publisher: Cork University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Pages: 264

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
What is the Point of Your Grandmother? 11
Free Exploratory Space 23
The Pleasures of Fried Shoes 35
A Living and Breathing Organism 45
The Butterfly and the Rhinoceros 55
To Activate the Crowd 65
It's Not There for the Taking, It's There for the Making 81
Ed's Favorite Books 93
F slits T 105
Interview by Mail 115
Passion and Possibility 133
Macbeth as Serial Killer 145
Stories from the Beginning of the Word 157
Jostling with the Text 167
Canon to the Right of Me... 183
The Dark Tower of Criticism 193
Ventriloquism and its Voices 205
The Top Button on my Pyjamas 217
To Champion the Human 229
What is Mayhem? 241
Different Places, Mysterious Places 251
Education is Friction 261
Teaching Literature is an Oxymoron 267
Acknowledgements 275
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