Masters: Portraits of Great Teachers

Masters: Portraits of Great Teachers

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Examples of the subtle and complex relationships of teacher and student.

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The relationship between teacher and student is subtle and complex. Far too little is known about this unique relationship and about the influence of teachers on their students. This volume fills the need for a body of serious writing about teachers, as 16 distinguished scholars present their memoirs of the teachers who had the most profound effect on the shaping of their own minds and work. These essays are vivid portraits of scientists, philosophers, poets, historians, musicians, anthropologists, and literary critics, written by their students, men and women who have themselves gone on to achieve distinction in their respective fields.

The portraits are by no means eulogies but rather critical appreciations that bring alive some of the most sparkling and incisive thinkers of the century. While all of the portraits are autobiographical, each offers an incomparable picture of a great teacher at work, both in the classroom and in his or her relationships with students. These beautifully wrought portraits are a fine reminder that teaching at its best is an activity at once splendid and mysterious, and of inexhaustible fascination.

Hardcover, 265pgs. Very good, jacket slightly discoloured, page edges slightly foxed, owner’s name within.

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Short Description Examples of the subtle and complex relationships of teacher and student.
Weight (g) 474.0000
Author J. Epstein, editor
Publisher Basic Books
Date Published 1981
ISBN 0465 044204
Size 214mm x 144mm

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