Little-known fact: Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize-winning Irish novelist, poet and playwright, was also a prolific standardized-test writer. What follows is a selection of SAT questions from his archive.
A middle-aged man and a five-year-old boy arrive at a relocation center in a nameless Hispanophone country. They are assigned the names Simón and David. We learn that Simón met David aboard ship and…
My teaching incorporates ruptures and shock; I will lecture on unassigned readings; I will surprise rather than illuminate. I will light the fires of imagination; I will light real fires.
Jonathan Ullyot teaches literature at the University of Chicago. He is the screenwriter of Crime Fiction and Mulligan.