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Robert Cormier's draft response to Raymond Wynter
In this drafted letter, Robert Cormier responds to Raymond Wynter's questions. He explains that the idea for the novel came from an act of vandalism reported on the news. Specifically, he wanted to understand why kids from 'average' families would…

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Robert Cormier's response to Mike Romano dated Nov. 15, 1996 addresses Mike's questions and talks about the news story that drew his attention about the "regular" teens who trashed and "desecrated" a home in Massachusetts upon which he based part of…

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This May 7, 2000, one-page letter by Robert Cormier to Jason Campbell at the American School in Dubai, appears to address questions about where he gets his ideas for writing. Referenced are Tunes for Bears to Dance To and Tenderness. For Tunes,…

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Raymond Wynter, a sophomore in high school, writes to Robert Cormier with a number of questions. Specifically, he asks about Cormier's influences, Cormier's teenage readers, and Cormier's favorite authors.

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Michael mentions that his class read After the First Death for their summer reading and asks Robert Cormier if he is able to come to their class. He would like to ask Cormier about the inspiration for the novel and what he deems appropriate material…

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Kristin writes about the purpose of the newspaper project on After the First Death and particularly mentions how the interviews in the newspaper focused on what the "innocent bystanders" would have known about Inner Delta. She also asks about his…

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Kristi proclaims her interest in After the First Death and admits being confused by its beginning. She comments on how hijacking and terrorism are not discussed with the frequency it deserves and praises him for representing the perspectives of the…
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