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Teaching life : letters from a life in literature

Author: Dale Salwak
Publisher: Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Part epistolary memoir, part handbook, Teaching Life reflects on more than three decades of teaching literature and touching the lives of students. Both a reflection on life in literature and a primer on teaching as a vocation, this soul-stirring work also provides behind-the-scene stories of many of the authors who have influenced Dale Salwak's career." "Written in response to the sudden death of one of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Salwak, Dale.
Teaching life.
Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, c2008
(OCoLC)607749475
Online version:
Salwak, Dale.
Teaching life.
Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608469915
Named Person: Dale Salwak
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Salwak
ISBN: 9781587296307 1587296306
OCLC Number: 182736087
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 188 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Transition 1 --
2 Epiphanies 12 --
3 Only Connect 22 --
4 A Pastor's Heart 33 --
5 Lecturing 46 --
6 Choices 58 --
8 Under the Spell of a Novelist 81 --
9 Life vs. Art 93 --
10 Writing 102 --
11 Marriage 115 --
12 The Adventures of Scholarship 124 --
13 Work 139 --
14 When a Parent Dies 151 --
15 Intimations of Mortality 159 --
16 A Sad Art 168.
Responsibility: by Dale Salwak.
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