Some Day

The Literature of Waiting A Creative Writing Course With Time on Its Hands

by Robert Eidelberg



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/06/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781984580979
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781984580962

About the Book

SOME DAY The Literature of Waiting A Creative Writing Course With Time on Its Hands Now wait. Now. Wait. You do it all the time. Time and time again. You’re doing it right now: waiting on our every word. So here goes: before there was this book SOME DAY on writing creatively about a world of waiting, there was special topics Hunter College English course on “The Literature of Waiting” that featured a selection of novels, plays, and short stories by some rather famous world authors. But wait: even before that time-sensitive college course there were, well, the elevators—particularly the ones in the North Building of Hunter College of the City University of New York. Elevators that you always had to wait distressingly long for when they were apparently working and eternally long for when they were “out of service.” There was even that infamous elevator repair sign. Picture it: a photoshopped female student with her right hand flat out in the stop-and-wait position, her compressed lips silently conveying that any wait on your part for an elevator to come would be entirely futile. And did we mention that the repair sign would inevitably remain up even after that elevator had been fixed? Now that made a certain sense since it was only a matter of time before the sign was, like a broken clock, accurate again. Author Robert Eidelberg’s Books With a Built-In Teacher In addition to “Some Day: The Literature of Waiting, all of the following “Books With a Built-In Teacher” by educator and author Robert Eidelberg are available through all online bookstores as well as from the author by contacting him at “Who’s There?” in Shakespeare’s HAMLET – That Is the Question! Stanza-Phobia: A Slef-Improvement Approach to Bridging Any Disconnect Between You and Poetry by Understanding Just One Poem (Yes, One!) and Winding Up Not only Learning the Process involved but Coming to Love at Least a Few More Poems (and Maybe Poetry Itself) Good Thinking: A Self-Improvement Approach to Getting Your Mind to Go from “Huh?” to “Hmm” to “Aha!” Playing Detective: A Self-Improvement Approach to Becoming a more Mindful Thinker Reader, and Writer By Solving Mysteries Detectives: Stories for Thinking, Solving, and Writing So You Think You Might Like to Teach: 29 Fictional Teachers (for Real!) Model ow to Become and Remain a Successful Teacher Staying After School: 19 Students (for Real!) Have the Next What-if Word on Remarkable Fictional Teachers and Their Often Challenging Classes. Julio: A Brooklyn Boy Plays Detective to Find His Missing Father (with John Carter)

About the Author

A former journalist, Robert Eidelberg served thirty-two years as a secondary school teacher of English in the New York City public school system, nineteen and a half of those years as the chair of the English Department of William Cullen Bryant High School, a neighborhood high school in the borough of Queens, New York. For several years after that he was an editorial and educational consultant at Amsco, a foundational school publications company; a community college and private college writing skills instructor; and a field supervisor and mentor in English education for the national Teaching Fellows program on the campus of Brooklyn College of The City university of New York. For the past twenty years, Mr. Eidelberg has been a college adjunct both in the School of Education at Hunter College of the City University of New York and in the English Department of Hunter College, where he teaches literature study and creative writing courses on “The Teacher and Student in Literature” and “the Literature of Waiting,” both of which he expressly created for Hunter College students. Robert Eidelberg is the author of nine educational “self-improvement” books, all of which feature “a built-in teacher” and two of which he collaborated on with his students in the special topics courses he teachers at Hunter College on “The Teacher and Student in Literature” and “The Literature of Waiting.” He lives in Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, with his life partner of 47 years and their Whippet, Chandler (named, as was his predecessor, Marlowe, in honor of noir mystery writer Raymond Chandler).