Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ten of the best teachers in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best teachers in literature.

One teacher on the list:
Miss Jean Brodie

Based on one of Muriel Spark's own teachers, Jean Brodie is dangerously charismatic. She talks of being in her "prime", and captures the spirits of a few chosen girls at a posh Edinburgh girls' school. She tells them about art and Italy, but her lessons often allow her to express her admiration for Mussolini's fascists.
Read about the other teachers on Mullan's list.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is one of Ian Rankin's best books.

--Marshal Zeringue