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Unless It Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblatt
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Apr 03, 2011

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Read from April 02 to 06, 2011

I enjoyed and appreciated this book. I'm taking from it at least two very practical pedagogical snippets in the event that I return to the teaching of creative writing. The first is what strikes me as a superb poetry assignment (see pp. 67-68) and the second is a short list of essay-form assignments (pp. 71-72). The book includes more philosophical messages, to be sure, but I welcome these nuts-and-bolts morsels at least as much.

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message 1: by Armand (new)

Armand sounds good! I'm always making a mental index of "teachable" materials too.

message 2: by Alisa (new)

Alisa Thanks, Erika. I already have this book, but haven't read it. Good to know there's substance inside. I'm always in search of new exercises.

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Erika Dreifus Before I forget, Armand & Alisa, I posted an excerpt from the book as the "Quotation of the Week" today on my blog. You might enjoy it:

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