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Pickering, Sam 1941-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 15,135 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Essays  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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The moral tradition in English fiction, 1785-1850 by Sam Pickering( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to a teacher by Sam Pickering( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Letters to a Teacher is a welcome reminder that teaching is a joy and an art. In ten graceful yet conversational letters addressed to teachers of all types, Sam Pickering shares compelling, funny, always elucidating anecdotes from a lifetime in the classrooms of schools and universities. His priceless, homespun observations touch on topics such as competition, curiosity, enthusiasm, and truth, and are leavened throughout with stories - whether from the family breakfast table, his revelatory nature walks, or his time teaching in Australia and Syria. More than a how-to guide, Letters to a Teacher is an invitation into the hearts and minds of an extraordinary educator and his students, and an irresistible call to reflection for the teacher who knows he or she must be compassionate, optimistic, respectful, firm, and above all dynamic. This is an indispensable guide for teachers and laymen alike."--Jacket
John Locke and children's books in eighteenth-century England by Sam Pickering( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuing education by Sam Pickering( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life by Sam Pickering( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral instruction and fiction for children, 1749-1820 by Sam Pickering( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trespassing by Sam Pickering( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right distance by Sam Pickering( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue caterpillar and other essays by Sam Pickering( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strike his readers - as wonderfully appropriate. Funny and moving, these essays seem born of the murky inkling a caterpillar must have that things are changing, and it is to the changes, especially the small ones, that Pickering attends. Language changes, ideas of family change, Republicans change, the South changes. In "There Have Been Changes," Pickering remarks that "domestic change is cyclical and wifely." In other essays his two sons suddenly seem distant, and his
May days by Sam Pickering( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deprived of unhappiness by Sam Pickering( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But reading Pickering makes life blossom. Suddenly the small and the neglected bloom and charm. He is opinionated, too. "Foolishness in low places", as a reviewer put it, is also his subject. Critics have compared him to Twain and Montaigne and have said his sentences flow like silk, caught in a breeze of verbs and nouns
A little fling and other essays by Sam Pickering( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pickering's "little flings" with language - his fleeting, well-turned phrases that sparkle for a moment and make one forget weighty significance - fill the essays. With a style renowned for humor and craft, Pickering writes essays that he likens to three-legged stools, equally supported by observations of nature, commentaries on family activities, and anecdotes drawn from memory."--BOOK JACKET. "Through his close observations, Pickering reminds us how varied the world is and how it can restore the spirit, examining things we often overlook, like moss or beetles or the quality of November light."--BOOK JACKET
The last book by Sam Pickering( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living to prowl by Sam Pickering( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian summer : musings on the gift of life by Sam Pickering( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, Pickering describes his life, his family and students, and celebrates his surroundings and his academic life
The Signet book of American essays( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of commentary, criticism and oratory excellence from throughout the nation's history. From the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin to the outspoken empowerment of Gloria Steinem, from the satire of Mark Twain to the seriousness of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the collection offers the opportunity to learn the subtle arts of persuasion and rational argument as exemplified in these great American dissertations
Divine grace exemplified; in the life, conversion, and religious experience of Samuel Pickering by Sam Pickering( )

10 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature. annual of the Modern Language Association Division on Children's literature and the Children's Literature Association by Modern Language Association( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vrij specialistische artikelen over internationale onderwerpen op het gebied van jeugdliteratuur en kritieken op o.a. klassieke jeugdboeken
Waltzing the magpies : a year in Australia by Sam Pickering( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for Sam Pickering: "The art of the essay as delivered by Mr. Pickering is the art of the front porch ramble."--The New York Times Book Review "Reading Pickering ... is like taking a walk with your oldest, wittiest friend."--Smithsonian "What a joy it is to 'mess around' with Professor Sam Pickering!" --The Chattanooga Times "Pickering is a barefoot observer of the quotidian who revels in the spectacle and its gift for surprise, prefers the rumpled to the starched, has raised puttering and messing about to an art form, and wrings from it more than a pennyworth of happiness and a life well lived." --Kirkus Reviews The movie Dead Poets Society is where most Americans first met Sam Pickering, the University of Connecticut English professor. Robin Williams plays the lead character (loosely based on Pickering), an idiosyncratic instructor who employs some over-the-top teaching methods to keep his subjects fresh and his students learning. Fewer know that Pickering is the author of more than 16 books and nearly 200 articles, or that he's inspired thousands of university students to think in new ways. And, while Williams may have captured Pickering's madcap classroom antics, he didn't uncover the other side of the author-Sam Pickering as one of our great American men of letters. Like the music of Mozart, the painting of Picasso, or the poetry of Emily Dickinson, you can spot Pickering's writing a mile away; there's no mistaking the Pickering pen. As an ample demonstration of the author's literary gifts, Waltzing the Magpies is his unabashedly lush and Technicolor travelogue from Down Under. On the face of it, Waltzing is the chronicle of a sabbatical year spent with family in Australia. Yet beneath the surface Pickering's big themes-family, nature, seizing the moment-move in a powerful current that frequently bursts out in moments of ecstatic revelation and intense sensual flourish. Through it all Pickering weaves stories from his fictional Southern town of Carthage, Tennessee, especially when the goings of the outside world get rough. Waltzing the Magpies is classic Pickering at the height of his literary powers, and places him in the company of such great American essayists as E.B. White and James Thurber, but with an irony and observational prowess that is pure Pickering
Dreamtime : a happy book by Sam Pickering( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweeping in and out of real and imagined places, Dreamtime highlights the curious character of an unconventional teacher, writer, traveler, husband, and father as he takes stock of his multifaceted life. Sam Pickering--the inspiration for the main character in Dead Poets Society--guides us on a journey through his reflections on retirement, aging, gardening, and travel. He describes the pleasures of domesticity, summers spent in Nova Scotia, and the joy of sharing a simple life with his wife of almost forty years
 
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Letters to a teacher
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Languages
English (123)

Dutch (1)

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The blue caterpillar and other essaysDeprived of unhappinessA little fling and other essaysThe last bookLiving to prowlIndian summer : musings on the gift of lifeThe Signet book of American essaysWaltzing the magpies : a year in Australia