This collection of critical essays on the fiction of John Fante is the first concerted effort to assess the work, and acknowledge the significance, of one of America's most engaging and original twentieth-century literary talents. Over the span of a half-century - from the early 1930s to the early 1980s - the Italian-American Fante (1909-1983) wrote short stories and novels that drew on his own life from his Catholic childhood in Colorado through his down-and-out days in Los Angeles, to his adventures as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He writes about all these things with gusto, humor, directness, and an honesty tinged with the irony of a true modernist.
Robert J. Garmston, Co-developer of Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools; emeritus professor, California State University, Sacramento July 2, 2013
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Calif.¿s correctional system is in a tailspin that threatens public safety & raises the risk of fiscal disaster. State prisons are packed beyond capacity. Inmates sleep in classrooms, gyms & hallways. Fed. judges control inmate med. care & oversee mental health, use of force, disabilities act compliance, dental care, parolee due process rights, & most aspects of the juvenile justice system. Thousands of local jail inmates are let out early every week as a result of overcrowding & court-ordered pop¿n. caps. A fed. judge has given the State 6 months to make progress on overcrowding or face the appoint. of a panel of fed. judges who will manage the prison pop¿n. This report makes recommend. to the Calif. State Leg. on how to resolve these problems. Illus.
This book provides a framework of what California students should know about the arts and is organized around the vision of providing opportunities for all students to become responsible, creative, reasoning, understanding and thoughtful citizens. This guide clearly defines a balanced, comprehensive arts program for all those in grades K-12 in California schools. The book is divided into the following sections: (1) "The Essential Ideas in Arts Education"; (2) "A Comprehensive Arts Program for All Students"; (3) "Dance"; (4) "Music"; (5) "Theatre"; (6) "Visual Arts"; and (7) "What This Framwork Requires of Teachers." Appendixes include: an article by Elliot W. Eisner, "A Vision for the Arts in California Schools: Doing Right by Our Children"; criteria for evaluating instructional resources for visual and performing arts; examples of careers in the visual and performing arts; religion in the public school curriculum; questions and answers; and facilities and resources for a comprehensive arts education program. Contains a selected references section. (EH)