Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 30, 2008

A NORTHERN LIGHT-Other Bloggers’ Perspectives

Filed under: A NORTHERN LIGHT — sunyprof @ 6:03 pm

I thought you would enjoy reading some of the discussion last year’s class had about the novel, especially this post by Jerry Degan and the comments that follow it.

If you’re interested in browsing the blog, please do. You’ll find much of interest there including some wedding pictures!!!

Also, Chester Gillette was tried and convicted of the murder of Grace Brown (who I’m sure you know he met in Cortland) in the Herkimer, NY, courthouse 100 years ago last month. This is an interesting site to further investigate the case that was made famous by Theodore Dreiser’s AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, published in 1925 the same year Fitzgerald published GATSBY. KES



  1. Thanks for the link. There are so many great posts on book clubs books that I can add to my summer reading list. Also, there are posts on familiar titles that add to our discussions.

    Comment by sostrom — April 30, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

  2. This is a great post by Jerry (hey,I thought he didn’t like to blog). I have to agree that this novel is not historically acurate, but also agree that this is besides the point. Mattie is a 21st century woman because she is Jennifer Donnelly. See you in class.


    Comment by scrollman — May 1, 2008 @ 11:14 am

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