Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
Julian Barnes is the author of "A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters." The objective of this lesson is to discuss Julian Barnes and his writing.
1) Research: Read biographical information about Julian Barnes. Write the answers to these questions: When and where was Barnes born? Where was he educated? What was his first job after college? What jobs did he hold after that? What was his childhood like?
2) Class Discussion: What relationship does Barnes like to have with his reader? What does Barnes imagine that he and his reader are doing as he writes? How does Barnes feel about students studying his works? How did Barnes get his first publishing deal for his first novel? What tone does Barnes like to use in his writing? Are novels the genre that Barnes prefers to write? What does Barnes say about becoming a writer?
3) Partner Discussion: Divide...
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