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By Anne Fadiman

ISBN-10: 1429930861

ISBN-13: 9781429930864

Author note: Anne Fadiman [Editor]
Publish 12 months note: First released 2005
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Is a booklet an identical book-or a reader an identical reader-the moment time round? The seventeen authors during this witty and poignant choice of essays all agree at the solution: by no means.

The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling booklet Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will locate this quantity specifically gratifying. Her selected authors contain Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the gadgets in their literary affections diversity from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, scholar Nurse. each one has chosen a publication or a narrative or a poem--or even, in a single case, the lyrics at the again of the Sgt. Pepper album--that made a deep effect in his or her formative years, and reread it to work out the way it has replaced for the time being. (Of path, what has rather replaced is the reader.)

These essays aren't traditional literary feedback; they're approximately relationships. the connection among reader and booklet is a strong one, and as those writers attest, it evolves over the years. Rereadings finds at the least as a lot concerning the reader as concerning the ebook: every one is a miniature memoir that makes a speciality of that almost all attention-grabbing of issues, the protean nature of affection. And as each bibliophile understands, no love is extra life-changing than the affection of a book.

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Develop the following concepts regarding the origin and importance of many plants in Hawaii: a. Some plants were already on the islands when they were discovered. b. Many plants were brought to the islands. They were needed by people living on the sea and later on the new land. c. Show the piece of bark. Explain that bark was used to make cloth for articles of clothing. d. Nuts were used for jewelry, medicines, coffees, and teas. e. Display the box of sugar. Ask students about the origin of sugar.

A. Place the megaphone in a dishpan with the mouthpiece (crater) on top. b. Fill the dishpan with water. 3. Look at various pictures of Hawaii's landscape and beaches. " 4. Read The Little Island. Review the changes on the island through discussion and the illustrations. 5. Relate the concepts to the development of the Hawaiian Islands: a. Discuss how plants might have grown. b. Talk about the coral and seashell animals that live in the waters surrounding Hawaii. Show examples and allow students to examine and discuss them.

A. Place the megaphone in a dishpan with the mouthpiece (crater) on top. b. Fill the dishpan with water. 3. Look at various pictures of Hawaii's landscape and beaches. " 4. Read The Little Island. Review the changes on the island through discussion and the illustrations. 5. Relate the concepts to the development of the Hawaiian Islands: a. Discuss how plants might have grown. b. Talk about the coral and seashell animals that live in the waters surrounding Hawaii. Show examples and allow students to examine and discuss them.

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