Writers and Their Teachers

Salwak, Dale


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By turns reflective, entertaining and moving, this book reveals how some of the most influential and best loved writers of our time were shaped by their inspirational teachers. Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee, Margaret Drabble, Stephen Greenblatt, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Andrew Motion, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina and Paul Theroux are among the twenty contributors of original essays to this landmark volume celebrating masters of the teaching profession.

What makes a good teacher? What lights the writer’s creative fire? How can the teacher shape the writer? This book answers these questions and more, describing the powerful influence of mentors at an impressionable time of life, portraying the heart-warming transition from pupil to friend, and exploring the lasting impact that truly great teachers can have on their students.

To have teachers who care, and to have such notable writers capture their spirit, is ample reason to read Dale Salwak’s elegant celebration of the ‘noble profession’ and the world-renowned writers that it helped to hone.

Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 18/05/2023

ISBN: 9781350272262 Category: