Publisher description for Teaching stories : an anthology on the power of learning and literature / selected by Robert Coles, with Trevor Hall, Ernest Paterson, and Michael Coles.


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Counter In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and poets “render school life in all its complexity and variety.”

Featuring writings by James Agee • Julia Alvarez • Charles Baxter • Raymond Carver • John Cheever • Anton Chekhov • Erik H. Erikson • Anna Freud • Thomas Hardy • Toni Morrison • Howard Nemerov • Flannery O’Connor • Tillie Olsen • Leo Tolstoy • Tobias Wolff • Richard Yates

Ideal for educators and students of all ages, Teaching Stories will inspire anyone who loves great writing.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Education Fiction, Teacher-student relationships Fiction, Teachers Fiction, Students Fiction, American fiction