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This three-page marked typescript of Chapter 16 of Tunes for Bears to Dance To includes pencilled line edits. In the chapter, Henry has a nightmare about smashing the village and his mother tries to comfort him.

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This three-page marked typescript of Chapter 13 of Tunes for Bears to Dance To includes pencilled line edits. In the chapter, Henry arrives at work and diligently does his chores. He waits for Mr. Hairston to go in the locker to grind meat so he can…

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In this article, Mary Shaner explores two pieces - Robert Cormier's After the First Death and Peter Dickinson's The Seventh Raven. Both novels look closely at the plight of children as victims of terrorist attacks. Both books also look more deeply at…

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This article is written in Japanese with a few words and phrases translated into English. It seems to be a brief review or reflection of After the First Death. The reviewer seems to think that while the novel is well-written it may cover some of the…

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In this letter from Anny Lee shares with Cormier her experience of reading After the First Death. She shares with the author how she felt his text was 'the weirdest, most confusing, and unique' book she ever read. Though she conveys how much she did…

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In this hand-written letter, Luke Kenzel, a student from Hudson High School, shares his experience of reading After the First Death. He states how moved he was by the realism and the explicit events that come to pass. Luke goes on to ask questions…

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In this short letter, Wayne Kent writers to Robert Cormier to ask him about where he found the information he used to portray the terrorist characters. He also compliments Cormier on the realism of the traumatic experiences he depicts. Kent concludes…

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In this brief review of After the First Death, Jim Haskins, an associate professor of English at the University of Florida, offers his impressions of Robert Cormier's novel. After summarizing the plot broadly, Haskins goes onto compliment Cormier's…

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In this paper, written for English 220 by Andrew Dimond in November 1982, the author explores themes of terrorism, innocence, personalities, and relationships.  The piece begins with an investigation of the character, Miro. The author discusses…

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In this short card, Robert Cormier alludes to an upcoming speech he will give wherein he will explore the origins of After the First Death. There is very little on the card itself - it merely suggests more to come.

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In this piece, Robert Cormier reflects on the influences at work in After the First Death. He discusses the type of person who could commit a terrorist act, and yet who could still see himself or herself as a hero or a patriot. In such a case,…

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In this published news story included in The Plain Dealer, author Janice Carter discusses how the events detailed in After the First Death are not too far from fiction. Referring to a conversation with Robert Cormier, she shares how the some of the…

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In this short on-air review, Millicent Braverman shares a summary of After the First Death. Calling the piece a "chilling and sensitive suspense novel," she focuses on the character of Miro, a young freedom fighter/terrorist trying to find out who…

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In this student-written piece, Haddie Bratwaite reflects on the character of Miro, in After the First Death. Specifically, she explores the sympathetic side of his nature that exists in contrast to his acts as a terrorist. Beginning with a look at…

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In this scholarly article, written by Hugh Agee and Eugenia Vazey, the authors explore the narrative ambiguity of After the First Death through the lens of student responses. Drawing from writing produced by his college class of English education…
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