This and That: Random Thoughts and Recollections

This and That: Random Thoughts and Recollections

Bel Kaufman / Oct 21, 2019

This and That Random Thoughts and Recollections A collection of witty and incisive articles by one of the twentieth century s most remarkable literary voicesHere and there now and then an article by Bel Kaufman bestselling author of Up the Down

  • Title: This and That: Random Thoughts and Recollections
  • Author: Bel Kaufman
  • ISBN: 9781453256060
  • Page: 457
  • Format: ebook
  • A collection of witty and incisive articles by one of the twentieth century s most remarkable literary voicesHere and there, now and then, an article by Bel Kaufman, bestselling author of Up the Down Staircase, would appear in a newspaper or magazine In these magazine articles, Kaufman wrote about subjects of the day and shared interesting or amusing experiences, always wA collection of witty and incisive articles by one of the twentieth century s most remarkable literary voicesHere and there, now and then, an article by Bel Kaufman, bestselling author of Up the Down Staircase, would appear in a newspaper or magazine In these magazine articles, Kaufman wrote about subjects of the day and shared interesting or amusing experiences, always with keen observations from her long life She reminisced about her early childhood in Odessa, addressed an open letter to Baby Boomers on the subject of aging, and pondered the loss of civility in modern culture Now, for the first time, Kaufman selects her favorite essays from several decades dating back to 1967 and places them side by side in this funny, irreverent, and wonderfully entertaining collection.

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    About "Bel Kaufman"

      • Bel Kaufman

        Bel Kaufman b 1911 was a bestselling writer, dedicated teacher, and lecturer best known for her novel Up the Down Staircase 1965 , a classic portrayal of life in the New York public school system Kaufman was born in Berlin, the daughter of Russian parents and granddaughter of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem Her family moved to Odessa when she was three, and Russian is her native language The family also lived in Moscow before immigrating to New York City when Kaufman was twelve There, she graduated magna cum laude from Hunter College and with high honors from Columbia University Kaufman then worked as a high school teacher in the city for three decades The success of Up the Down Staircase launched her second career as a sought after speaker for events around the country Kaufman is also the author of Love, Etc 1979 , a powerful, haunting, and poignant novel rendering life as fiction.


    606 Comments

    1. Are you man enough to read this book by a budding feminist during the late 1900’s? Kaufman, born in Germany, spent a part of her youth in Russia, and ended up here in the U.S. She is known for a bestselling book, probably in the 1970’s, “Up the Down Staircase.” She is also the granddaughter of a favorite satirist of mine, Shalom Aleichem. Above all else, she is an intelligent, witty, delightful storyteller. She spent most of her adult life publishing little commentaries on life as she sa [...]


    2. This is a fascinating book by an amazing woman.I don't remember exactly when I first read Bel Kaufman's brilliant novel UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE, but I remember being "gob-smacked" (as my British friends say) by it. She took a subject that few people want to think about and pulled her readers into a world that she knew intimately. She took ordinary, unimportant people and made them extraordinary and unforgettable.This book is a collection of essays that lets us get to know the unique woman behind t [...]


    3. Many years ago, I read a book called Up the Down Staircase. It was considered a classic "teaching" book - if you were at all interested in being a teacher, it was expected that you would read this book. Teaching was not my ambition, but reading good books has always been part of my life, so I read it. As I recall, I thoroughly enjoyed it.Fast forward close to forty years and I finally get to Book Expo America. I am talking to the representative for Open Media, who has republished Up the Down Sta [...]


    4. This is an atmospheric book of essays by the author of Up the Down Staircase, a novel about an idealistic young teacher that made headlines in the 1950s. Here Kaufman writes about her exotic Russian childhood, the Russian Revolution, motherhood and the importance of education. Although she came from a family with some money, life was difficult for many. Some of these people ate bread made from the shells of peas, because there was no flour.She also includes essays about her wonderful grandfather [...]


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