Second Place Summary
Rachel Cusk

Everything you need to understand or teach Second Place by Rachel Cusk.

  • Second Place Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Second Place Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Second Place Overview

Second Place is Rachel Cusk’s contemporary reimagining of Lorenzo in Taos (1932), in which Mabel Dodge Luhan recorded her memories of D. H. Lawrence. Cusk’s fictionalized version concerns the rocky relationship between “M” and “L,” an artist who comes to stay. M describes her doubts and disappointments over the course of this tragicomic visit by means of first-person direct address. The result is an intensely philosophical consideration of themes including art, nature, money and gender, and the role that these play in identity-building.

Lesson Plan

Second Place Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including: