Understanding The Great Gatsby

Author: Dalton Gross
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313300974
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The only companion to The Great Gatsby to provide a rich collection of primary documents that illuminates its historical, social and cultural context.

Understanding Jamaica Kincaid s Annie John

Author: Deborah E. Mistron
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A unique and valuable source of primary materials that will help students understand the historical, social, and cultural contexts of the novel.

Understanding A Tale of Two Cities

Author: George Newlin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299391
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines this novel and provides commentary on its political, social, and historical implications.

Understanding Things Fall Apart

Author: Kalu Ogbaa
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302947
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A wealth of documents and commentary on the historical, social, and cultural contexts of Things Fall Apart.

Understanding A Separate Peace A Student Casebook to Issues Sources and Historical Documents

Author: Hallman Bryant
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1573566861
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since its publication in 1959, A Separate Peace has acquired the reputation of a minor classic of American literature. This insightful analysis helps young readers relate to the themes of disillusionment, guilt and betrayal, and the fear of failure and intergenerational conflicts experienced by the teenaged characters in the novel. This casebook also situates A Separate Peace against the backdrop of World War II, enabling students to see the connections between the fictional world of the novel and the real World as it existed for young people. Moving well beyond a standard literary treatment, this interdisciplinary casebook provides a collection of historical primary documents drawn from official records, War Department orders, institutional histories, personal memoirs and letters, and poignant interviews. With commentary by Knowles himself, the casebook takes readers from the prep school setting of the novel to the impact of wartime on American students and their schools. You're in the Army Now explores the difficult transitions through induction and military training. The Combat Zone graphically confronts the realities of war with interviews of two former P.O.W.'s who experienced firsthand the terrors and tragedies of WWII. The volume also examines some of the contemporary issues of the novel including current controversies in athletic programs, gender issues in education, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Teachers and librarians will find helpful suggestions for oral discussion, research projects, and further suggested readings on these important topics.

Understanding Shakespeare s Julius Caesar

Author: Thomas J. Derrick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313296383
Format: PDF
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Discusses different interpretations of the cultural meanings of "Julius Caesar" based on historical reactions to the play, its language, and its symbolism.