Of Mice and Men

A Comparison of the Novel and the Playscript

Author: Barbara Bauer Zagar




Page: 152

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The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has been a staple of American literature ever since. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of criticism over the 70 years the book has been in print. Michael J. Meyer has assembled significant articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, citing the early book reviews and highlighting some of the most significant essays. While not all critical studies are included, those assessments not present in the text are evaluated by summaries and their bibliographic citations are given. The essays express various critical approaches, including those that criticize the book and examine what some consider the book's flaws. Ideal for research work at all levels, this volume collects in one place the most significant contributions to the study of the novel, making it a welcome addition to the canon of Steinbeck criticism.

Of mice and men

a kinship of powerlessness

Author: Charlotte Hadella

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 98

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Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature.Each volume: -- Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text-- Uses clear, conversational language-- Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages-- Includes a chronology of the author's life and era-- Provides an overview of the historical context-- Offers a summary of its critical reception-- Lists primary and secondary sources and index

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

A Literary Reference to His Life and Work

Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

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Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.

Understanding Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and The Pearl

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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An interdisciplinary collection of primary documents illuminating the historical, social, economic, and regional context of three frequently-taught Steinbeck novellas.

Teaching English Using ICT

A Practical Guide for Secondary School Teachers

Author: Tom Rank

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Education

Page: 176

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Want to get boys excited about poetry? Try establishing a wiki-war on the use of form and structure. Or perhaps a podcast to develop close analysis of language. How about getting them blogging about their favourite characters? Based on established principles of the best ways to use ICT in English, this practical resource looks at when and how ICT can be used to engage and inspire students of English, but only when it enhances teaching and learning, never for its own sake. Beginning with an overview of what ICT can offer and how it is changing the way we teach and learn, the authors then give practical examples of activities and ideas to attain key English skills and learning goals in secondary schools. Throughout the book, there are tried-and-tested ideas for tackling the hard-to-teach topics, and there is also a dedicated website with links to useful websites, the authors' favourite tips and downloadable resources.

Theatres of Learning Disability

Good, Bad, or Plain Ugly?

Author: Matt Hargrave

Publisher: Springer


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

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Winner of the TaPRA New Career Research in Theatre/Performance Prize 2016 This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre, rather than advocacy or therapy. Hargrave provocatively realigns the - hitherto unvoiced - assumptions that underpin such practice and proposes that learning disabled artists have earned the right to full critical review.