Teacher Man

Teacher Man

The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching.

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743243773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Teacher Man

Teacher Man

In this appealing memoir, McCourt describes his own coming of age as a teacher, a storyteller, and, ultimately, a writer.

Author: Frank Mccourt

Publisher:

ISBN: 1405851759

Category: High school teachers

Page: 78

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In this appealing memoir, McCourt describes his own coming of age as a teacher, a storyteller, and, ultimately, a writer.
Categories: High school teachers

Tis

Tis

And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat.

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684845241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age. As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela's Ashes, "It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best." Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tis

Tis

And now we have ’Tis, the story of Frank’s American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat.

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 0684865742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 473

Frank McCourt’s glorious childhood memoir, Angela’s Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have ’Tis, the story of Frank’s American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this “classless country,” and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank’s incomparable voice—his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue—that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should “stick to their own kind” once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blonde, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach—and to write—that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela’s Ashes comes of age. As Malcolm Jones said in his Newsweek review of Angela’s Ashes, “It is only the best storyteller who can so beguile his readers that he leaves them wanting more when he is done...and McCourt proves himself one of the very best.” Frank McCourt's ’Tis is one of the most eagerly awaited books of our time, and it is a masterpiece.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Life Stories  A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs  Autobiographies  and Diaries

With the help of Linden Gross, in her memoir Ms. Cahill for Congress: One Fearless Teacher, Her Sixth Grade Class, ... McCourt, Frank (1930-2009) Teacher Man:AMemoir. ... This memoir covers McCourt's thirty years of teaching ...

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Angela s Ashes and Tis

Angela s Ashes and  Tis

Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed, lyrical memoir of his impoverished Limerick childhood won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Award amongst ...

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 0007131259

Category: Children

Page: 748

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Angela's Ashes was a publishing phenomenon. Frank McCourt's critically acclaimed, lyrical memoir of his impoverished Limerick childhood won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Award amongst others, and rapidly became a word-of-mouth bestseller topping all charts worldwide for over two years. It left readers, listeners and critics alike eager to hear more about Frank McCourt's incredible, poignant life.
Categories: Children

Modern Irish Autobiography

Modern Irish Autobiography

Denis Sampson Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes (1996) is presented as a narrative of survival of what he considers to be ... A later memoir, Teacher Man (2005), comments on McCourt's lifelong frustration until he was able to articulate a ...

Author: L. Harte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230206069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Modern Irish Autobiography provides the first comprehensive critical analysis of the Irish autobiographical tradition from the early nineteenth century to the present day. This pioneering collection offers readers a stimulating and provocative introduction to the principal themes, modes and narrative strategies of Irish autobiographers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Politics of Irish Memory

The Politics of Irish Memory

There has been a memoir boom in the English-speaking world; memoir is one of the defining narrative genres of the ... as Frank McCourt, O'Faolain and Hamilton all published sequels to their original memoirs: Tis (1999), Teacher Man ...

Author: E. Pine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230295315

Category: History

Page: 201

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Irish culture is obsessed with the past, and this book asks why and how. In an innovative reading of Irish culture since 1980, Emilie Pine provides a new analysis of theatre, film, television, memoir and art, and interrogates the anti-nostalgia that characterizes so much of contemporary Irish culture.
Categories: History

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

Angela's Ashes : A Memoir , by Frank McCourt Memoirs of childhood are commonplace , but a memoir as luminous and ... McCourt has written two other memoirs — ' Tis ( a sequel to Angela's Ashes ) and Teacher Man , which make natural ...

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 608

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Who Is Who in American Literature

Who Is Who in American Literature

Teacher Man Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930 to Irish parents. He grew up with four younger siblings, ... Frank McCourt's books are memoirs that tell the story of a common American upbringing in his time period.

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Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781627722971

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