Posts Tagged: Of Mice and Men

Brown Bag Your American Literature, Quick

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Michael Gove, Britain’s Education Secretary, is rewriting Britain’s public school curriculum to be more British. To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and The Crucible are among the titles being dropped from required reading lists. “I put this in the context of what’s going on in Europe and the world at large, which is […]

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Steinbeck Family Outraged at Use of Lennie Small in Death Row Cases

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After learning that Of Mice and Men was invoked in a Texas court to argue for the execution of the mentally impaired, John Steinbeck’s son Thomas spoke out in support of the (unsuccessful) effort to halt Tuesday’s execution of Marvin Wilson, a mentally retarded man with an I.Q. of 61. “His work was certainly not meant […]

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