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In Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes created an unlikely duo-a laboratory mouse and a man-who captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world. Now, in Algernon, Charlie, and I, Keyes reveals his methods of creating fiction as well as the heartbreaks and joys of being published. With admirable insight he shares with readers, writers, teachers, and students the creative life behind his classic novel, included here in its original short-story form.All those who love stories, storytelling, and the remarkable characters of Charlie and Algernon will delight in accompanying their creator on this inspirational voyage of discovery.
The key to thwarting a terrorist plot is buried deep in the subconscious of a schizophrenic girl. A US agent has to race across the globe to save her and unlock her mind before the terrorists can silence her forever.
Two books, The Secret by Clarke and Flowers for Algernon by Keyes; a poem Now in the Stillness by Coatsworth, and discussion questions for both books. Also a roundtable discussion with questions about both books.
Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance--until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie? An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.
Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.
Reconstructs the case of a young man who was arrested in 1977 as the Ohio "campus rapist." Under psychiatric observation he was found to possess twenty-four distinct personalities, including those of a lesbian, a painter, an Englishman, an escape artist, a con man, and a small deaf boy.
This is a novel about the consequences of an industrial radiation accident during which an unwitting technician spreads radioactive dust through his neighborhood, into his home and onto his pregnant wife's body. The characters and scenes portrayed in these pages are fiction. They are a work of imagination based on an event that happened in the U.S. in the 1960's. However the ordeal they endure reflects the truth.
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