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Bel Kaufman"s up the down stair case by Bel Kaufman

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Published by Pan Books in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published, New York: Prentice-Hall, 1964; London: Barker, 1965.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3561.A8 U6 1966
The Physical Object
Paginationix, ii-350 p. :
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24955219M
ISBN 100330235230
ISBN 109780330235235
OCLC/WorldCa16229664

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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. Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best novels I've read in my entire life. Even though I was only 17 when I read it it hasn't been surpassed. The film from the 60's doesn't come close to capturing the honesty and depth of humanity of Ms Kaufman's novel. That is special/5(11). I know that I have an appreciation for this book after five years of teaching under my belt that I never would have before. Wow Read full review. Contents. Hi Teach. 3: Up the Down Staircase Bel Kaufman Limited preview - Up the Down Stair Case Bel Kaufman Snippet view - Up the Down Stair Case Bel Kaufman Snippet view - 4/5(19). 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).

Up the Down Staircase. Bel Kaufman was an author and schoolteacher. Born in Berlin in , she spent her childhood in Odessa and emigrated with her family to . out of 5 stars How Little Has Changed Since "Up The Down Staircase" Was Originally Published. Reviewed in the United States on J Verified Purchase. I had seen the movie by the same title starring Sandy Dennis, so I jumped at the chance to read the fictional book on which the movie was based/5().   Bel Kaufman (b. ) 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. ― Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase. 10 likes. Like “I'm buried beneath an avalanche of papers, I don't understand the language of the country, and what do I do about a kid who calls me "Hi, teach!"? keeper of records, and grand master of the Delaney Book.” ― Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase Cited by: