For the Love of Literature

A Celebration of Language and Imagination

Christy MacKaye Barnes

Softbound

$19.95

These authors give us all an antidote to the decline in cultural literacy and general “dumbing down” that has been noted in all education: namely, they help us to remember how very much we love literature and everything about it.

This is a book that can help parents and teachers pass along a love of literature to the students they teach — and in so doing, it can help uplift the world we live in.

Contents:

Part One

  • Christy MacKaye Barnes, nine essays, including: “Can the Imagination Be Trained?” “The Crisis of the Word Today” “Why Write?” “Schooling Capacities through the Study of Great Authors” “Backgrounds for Russian Literature”

Part Two

  • Adam Bittleston, “The Future of the English Language”
  • L. Francis Edmunds, “Literature in the Upper School”
  • Linda Sawers, “In the Footsteps of Dante”
  • Isabelle Wyatt, “Chaucer and the Modern Consciousness”
  • A. C. Harwood, “Fair Mountain and Fine City”
  • Adam Bittleston, “Shakespeare’s Troubled Kings”
  • Ursula Grahl, “In Quest of the Holy Grail”
  • L. Francis Edmunds, “The Trials of Parsifal”
  • Hugh Hetherington, “Grail Mountain and Garden of Marvels”
  • Eileen Hutchins, “Wolfram and Wagner”
  • Adam Bittleston, “Christopher Fry and the Riddle of Evil”
  • Susan Demanett, “Questing toward a True Understanding of Grammar”
  • Dorit Winter, “We Love Grammar”

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