Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Goodbye Teacher Man

Frank McCourt
Rest In Peace

"His former students will tell you that Frank McCourt, who died Sunday, was too attuned to the false note ever to declare, once he had become a huge success as an author, that he missed teaching high school. Even so, he spent three decades as a teacher of English and creative writing in New York City’s public schools. And he was the first to say that those years, while depriving him of the time actually to write, were what made a writer out of him. He had long been retired by 1996, when his first book, Angela’s Ashes, was published." ... Story continues here: The Storyteller Begat The Teacher Who Begat The Writer (NY Times)

Buy: Angela's Ashes

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