ERIC Number: ED489291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Raymond Carver in the Classroom: "A Small, Good Thing"
National Council of Teachers of English
Featuring biographical information, detailed discussion of specific short stories and poems, critical analysis, and innovative activities for teaching literature and writing, this book takes the reader into the world and work of Raymond Carver, the "father of minimalism." Carver's writing presents an honest and moving portrayal of modern American life, with a focus on a blue-collar culture. With his straightforward, stripped-down style, Carver reaches readers of all levels, and his writing inspires thoughtful reflection on what it means to be a human being in contemporary times. This fourth volume in the NCTE High School Literature Series includes an array of activities and assignments that promote powerful student writing.
Descriptors: Authors, United States Literature, Writing Instruction, Writing Exercises, Criticism, Literary Genres, Poetry, Teaching Guides, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.