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Adrienne Kertzer, a student at the University of Calgary, writes on Tunes for Bears to Dance To. She focuses on Henry's closing prayer and positioning God as the only entity able to explain the Holocaust. She also posits that Mr. Levine's recreation…

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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 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 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 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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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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This three page typescript of Robert Cormier's article "Terrorism" includes pen and pencil markings and the second page is made of two portions of typed pages taped together. Cormier writes from his hotel room of the Tylenol crisis and the distant…

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Robert Cormier's essay "Terrorism" for Literary Cavalcade recounts the author's thoughts on terrorism from his St. Paul hotel room as he waits for his breakfast from room service. He talks of the facelessness of terrorism and the doubt that follows…

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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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These 32 pages of manuscript writings of Louise DeSalvo, comprise the table of contents to her book, Writing as a Way of Healing, and chapter 4, "Writing Pain, Writing Loss..." in which her correspondence with Robert Cormier is referenced, and for…

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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 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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This four-page marked typescript of Chapter 11 of Tunes for Bears to Dance To includes pencilled line edits. In the chapter, Mr. Hairston keeps Henry after work to show him a drawing of the monument for his brother, Eddie. Henry admires it but tells…

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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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This six-page marked typescript includes portions of Chapter 15 of Tunes for Bears to Dance To with pencilled line edits. In the chapter, Mr. Hairston presents his proposal to purchase the monument for Eddie's grave, give a raise to Henry, and…
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