English Papers: A Teaching Life


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"Could one, after all this purposeful work, have become an anachronism? A dinosaur? Replaceable?" --from "English Papers" Well-known critic William H. Pritchard reviews his life as a passionate student and teacher of English in the classrooms of New England's Amherst College. Pritchard takes us from the era of the all-male college, where "conduct befitting a gentleman" was the only rule, through the political and social turmoil of the late 1960s, when the teaching of T.S. Eliot had to compete with the Cuban Missile Crisis. ...

English Papers: A Teaching Life 1995, Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN

ISBN-13: 9781555972349