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The Education of a Close Reader, Part II 

Continued from Previous Post: The Education of a Close Reader, Part I My sixth and eighth grade English teachers were unabashed grammar mavens, united in their quest to resolve pronominal disagreements and to untangle all the world’s misplaced modifiers. Indirectly, their teaching whet my emerging appetite for close reading. At the beginning of each class, …

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The Education of a Close Reader, Part I 

Where does the education of a reader begin? The story of my own origins as a reader probably starts long before I was born. In a parking garage in the Bronx, perhaps, where my paternal grandfather spent most of his working days, memorizing poems (and even reading the dictionary) as he tirelessly managed the Yankee …

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