Category Archives: Literature

  1. Trolls, Moana, and Joseph Campbell: A Post About Why I Don’t Rope Anymore, and How I Will Again

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    August 13, 2017 by bhjames78

    Month before last, I read Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.   I even posted on this blog, …
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  2. This is What Happens When Two English Teachers Raise a Child

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    June 27, 2017 by bhjames78

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO ENGLISH TEACHERS RAISE A CHILD:   4-year-old, to preschool teacher, upon arrival Monday morning: …
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  3. Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright, Part Three

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    June 15, 2017 by bhjames78

    The third part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  4. George Saunders

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    June 7, 2017 by bhjames78

    In the spring of 2008, I stood alone in a mostly empty hallway at Franklin High School, laughing out loud. …
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  5. Joseph Campbell on the Tyrant-Monster

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    June 3, 2017 by bhjames78

    “He had converted a public event to personal gain, whereas the whole sense of his investiture as king had been …
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  6. Teaching “Native Son” by Richard Wright, Part Two (Point of View)

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    March 25, 2017 by bhjames78

    The second part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  7. After the Dam by Amy Hassinger

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    March 14, 2017 by bhjames78

    Last night, I finished reading Amy Hassinger’s novel, After the Dam. It was delightful. Everyone who can read should read …
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