Heroes

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Heroes

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Archival materials about or from Robert Cormier's 1998 novel, Heroes.

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Heroes book cover proofs
Four cover designs, two of which include front and back pages, for Cormier's novel, Heroes. One cover includes a biography of Cormier and book review snippets for Tenderness and In the Middle of the Night. The third and fourth designs were used: the…

Robby's letter to Robert Cormier 19 December 2000
In this one-page typed letter to Cormier, Robby shares his positive experience with reading the novel Heroes. The novel helped Robby deal with some intense emotions, especially anger, and made him grateful to have a caring family and a home to come…

Mark Nardini's letter to Robert Cormier 8 December 1998
In this single-page typed letter, a teacher of Murdock Middle/High School introduces his school's short film adaptations of Tenderness and Heroes and extends an invitation for Cormier to visit since his books feature heavily in the senior curriculum.

Mike Gubbins's letter to Robert Cormier 18 February 1998
In this 2-page letter to Cormier, Mike, a student in Knoxville Tennessee, asks about Cormier's writing process and education, along with specific questions about Heroes and I Am the Cheese. Mike is especially interested in Cormier's inspirations and…

"Interview Robert Cormier" Ohio Journal of the English Language Arts
In this wide-ranging interview Cormier, later joined by his editor Craig Virden, discusses several topics related to his writing process, from his own writing role models (Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe) to the particulars of how organizes his…

Heroes handwritten notes
In these two handwritten pages of thumbnail sketches, Cormier lays out his conceptions of sections of Heroes. The outline is particularly concerned with when characters are introduced and when their backstories are revealed. The collaboration between…

Heroes marked typescript
In these eight typewritten pages of a Heroes draft, Cormier has added handwritten notes for revision. Scenes of Francis crushing on Nicole (called Dominique Cavalier in this draft) feature heavily as do the nuns and Catholic school. Also included are…

Heroes marked typescript miscellaneous pages
Thirty pages of Heroes manuscript, most of which show hand-written revisions and markings. Pages show pasted strips of salvaged sections from earlier drafts. Repeated versions of war scenes sliced with scenes of playing soldiers as children in the…

Heroes cut and pasted typescript pieces
Twelve strips of cut sections of Heroes show Cormier's active revision process where he literally cut then pasted sections as he worked on the Heroes manuscript. Scenes on the Wreck Center sexual assault, Francis's meeting with Nicole after the war,…

"Robert Cormier Heroes" Auditorium Guest Control Panel
This is a transcript of an online discussion panel with Cormier facilitated by Barnes and Noble. Although the Q&A focuses on the recently-released Heroes, participants also asked questions about censorship, Cormier's writing practices and…
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