- Text Analysis
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Yes, may use the quotation as revised, with an explanatory note that it was sent to a friend's . Otherwise will be deluged by letters from students wanting her to explain this and that. Mostly sends a form letter to students and to English teachers. Such correspondence has delayed completion of her new . Willa Cather [Stout #1490]
Gives permission to quote from anything in and conditional permission to quote from letter to explaining reasons for structure of . Prefers the distinct separations of that form to the mixture of unexpressed feelings typical of modern fiction, though it could have been done that way. life had become as real to the as his own; he became part of the old house. Glad is studying with him. Willa Cather [Stout #1433]
Johnson, n.d. ; Partial
transcription by E. K. Brown. Pub. CEA Newsletter Dec. 1939; quoted in .
Like Henry Seidel Canby, does not believe in teaching contemporary literature. More important to use limited school time to teach classics of English literature. Essential reading in school includes , , , , with , George Eliot, George Meredith, and Thomas Hardy as the most recent. Young people should read contemporary literature as they want to, not as assignments. True literary taste is as rare as perfect pitch, but students can glean something from exposure to the classics, even if they don't have real aptitude. [Stout #1454]
To Burges Johnson,
, excerpt made by E. K. Brown
Most English teachers have never actually written a thing and think being scholarly means avoiding any taint of common sense. One critic makes a big point of broad a sounds in female names in her books. Could quote others equally foolish. One says title shows she is now willing to acknowledge death. What it shows is that used the title in his woodcut and she saw death as a victorious one, a kind of riding away with death. [Stout #933]