Lesson 1 (from A Question of Upbringing)
A Question of Upbringing
Anthony Powell, a 20th century British author, is perhaps best known for his twelve-volume work "A Dance to the Music of Time". Besides this famous work, Powell also wrote a number of plays, memoirs and other works. This lesson discusses the author of the twelve-volume work "A Dance to the Music of Time", Anthony Powell.
1) Library research: Have the students research the author, Anthony Powell. Explore the other works he has written, as well as his background. Take a look at interviews and bibliographical information to gain insight into his writing and where "A Dance to the Music of Time" fits in with his other works.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research on Powell and his canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels or other works written by Powell during their...
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