Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Truman Capote: As introduction to the study of The Grass Harp, we will begin by examining the novel's author, Truman Capote. Today's class will establish the purpose of learning about the author, research the author's other works and history, and prepare group presentations on the information that relates to The Grass Harp.
1) Class Discussion: Introduce the novel to the class and discuss why information regarding an author can help readers to have a greater understanding of his works. Reasons for the study of writers include determining in what period they are writing, gaining a grasp of their principle subject matters, establishing what style(s) the author is known for, etc. Give the class a basic overview of Truman Capote: Truman Capote (1924-1984) is a prolific American author. Many of his works have been adapted to film, stage and musicals. Capote, like the narrator of The...
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