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Up the down staircase. by Bel Kaufman

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Published by Barker .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published, London, Prentice-Hall, 1964.

The Physical Object
Pagination340p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18880968M

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About the Author Bel Kaufman (–) was a bestselling writer, dedicated teacher, and lecturer best known for her novel Up the Down Staircase (), a classic portrayal of life in the New York public school system. Kaufman was born in Berlin, the daughter of Russian parents and granddaughter of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem/5(). Down the Up Staircase is a peculiar book. On one level DTUS pays homage to Mr. Haynes paternal grandparents and rightly sotwo extraordinary people ahead of their time. Explored throughout there is his parents generations, interspersed with his and his siblingsthe third generation, as well as a riches to rags history of Harlem/5. She is best-known for her novel «Up the Down Staircase», which was published in The book deals with the experience of a young high school teacher. So, it’s rather obvious that the novel comprises some autobiographical episodes. The novel was adapted to film and in appeared on the screens. 1. The extract called «Up the down staircase» is written by Bel Kaufman, who is an American professor and writer. She is best known for this novel. The semi-autobiographical novel is about an idealistic young teacher.

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has become part of the American idiom/5. An instant bestseller when it was first published in , Up the Down Staircase remains as poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and relevant today as ever. It timelessly depicts a beleaguered public school system redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognized.   “Up the Down Staircase,” Bel Kaufman’s classic novel about a New York City schoolteacher, remains the most enduring account we have of teachers’ lives. Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has become part of the American idiom. Never before has a novel so compellingly laid bare the inner workings of a metropolitan high 4/5(20).