Writers are people with florid imaginations and passionate inner lives. They channel this down into squiggly symbols called words ... and onto thin sheets of crushed tree pulp so that...
You the reader, can scan the paper and blow open your mind and imagination to let in the vast inner world of the writer.
Hearing the words of the author may just be as powerful a form of communication as looking at words.
(Do you think watching a film about a novel is as goos as reading it or listening to the writer's original words?)
In this activity, you will listen to audio excerpts from several terrific writers. The idea is to find an author who "speaks to you". And to find a books by that author for your novel or short story study.
LISTEN TO CLASSIC NOVELS and STORIES; open up another window and read along onscreen or with your paper version from the library.
Monkey's Paw, The by W.W. Jacobs read along
Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson read along
Nice people by Henry Cuyler Bunner read along
Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe read along
Telltale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe read along