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08 Jul 12

The interesting story of how Ernest Hemingway's classic Lost Generation novel The Sun Also Rises got its title. Also, a great anecdote about Max Perkins and Charles Scribner.

08 Jul 12

The Library of Congress shares an exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says that the list is "intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not."

27 Apr 12

Close reading of Thoreau's Civil Disobedience http://t.co/DRe9N5Yc #sschat #historyteacher #engchat #engteacher #commmoncore

25 Mar 12

Our Great Gatsby teaching collection & super @showmeapp videos from @sccenglish: - http://t.co/vyZYLEhG

18 Feb 11

Dawn Hogue's text of Hawthorne's short story provides guiding questions and vocabulary.

28 Nov 10

"Studio 360 explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and finds out how this compact novel became the great American story of our age. Novelist Jonathan Franzen tells Kurt Andersen why he still reads it every year or two, and writer Patricia Hampl explains why its lightness is deceptive. We’ll drive around the tony Long Island suburbs where Gatsby was set, and we’ll hear from Andrew Lauren about his film G, which sets Gatsby among the hip-hop moguls. And Azar Nafisi describes the power of teaching the book to university students in Tehran. Readings come courtesy of Scott Shepherd, an actor who sometimes performs the entire book from memory."

07 Sep 10

Grand Theft Auto: The Emily Dickinson Edition. This cartoon from xkcd made me laugh. Enjoy!

19 Aug 10

The Big Read/NEA's Reader's and Teacher's Guide for Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Excellent radio show.

04 Aug 10

Studio 360's American Icons series has some literary themed episodes.

04 Aug 10

The NY Times offers "resources on, and related to, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” hoping they might help your students appreciate Mr. Nobody from Nowhere and hear the money in Daisy’s voice. "

14 Jun 10

Kathleen Nichols has one of the best websites I've seen. I have used it a lot over the years.

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