Johnson gives many physical descriptions of intellectual, often using the words of individuals who knew them best to describe their appearance. Students should select one physical description of a person from the book and render a portrait of the character based on this description.
Johnson mentions several film makers in this book and spends time discussing a few specific movies. Students should select on movie discussed in the book and write a critical review of the movie.
Students should read one of the poems of a person mentioned in the book such as Shelley or Hemingway and then write a poem in the style of this author and share it with the class.
Intellectuals is a book with a large amount of 'characters' or individuals mentioned, either extensively or briefly. Have students go through the book and identify as many people as they...
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