Separate Peace by John Knowles
Knowles on A Separate Peace
In 1945, author John Knowles graduated from an exclusive
New Hampshire boarding school called Exeter Academy. The
school would later become the setting for his novel A
Separate Peace, and many of the faculty and students
would become models for the characters in his book. Read
Knowles' reflections about the connections between his life
and work. Then follow Knowles' example and write a short
story set at your school, with characters similar to people
Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
by Martin Luther King Jr.
Luther King Jr.
Explore this comprehensive and informative site to learn
about King's life and legacy. Be sure to click on In
his own voice to hear audio clips from important speeches,
including "I've Seen the Promised Land."
of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Miller's Death of a Salesman
This NPR site celebrates writer Arthur Miller's, famous for his play "Death of a Salesman," life and work. Hear and read about Miller's accomplishments through the eulogies provided on this site.
Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Mississippi Writers Page: Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams is just one of the Mississippi-born writers
of which the University of Mississippi is justifiably proud.
The English department at "Ole Miss" has put together an
impressive site on Williams that includes a short introduction
and biography, as well as a variety of resources and links
for further study.