Tenderness Reader's Companion Packet

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Dublin Core


Tenderness Reader's Companion Packet


This Reader's Companion includes a biography of Cormier, an interview with him, a summary of Tenderness, and suggested discussion questions. Included with the companion is a promotional letter from the editor, Craig Virden, who talks about the monstrous protagonist that still garner compassion and the gritty, mature content and accompanying "sophisticated" design of the book. In his interview, Cormier talks about the importance of characters for achieving realism in his writing and mentions a writer's need to be able to write from all perspectives regardless of gender or ethnicity. He also reveals a fear of indifference. Discussion questions focus on character motives, reader response, social and cultural phenomena, and written craft (plot structure, point-of-view, setting, irony).


Robert E. Cormier Collection at Fitchburg State University's Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library


AnnaMary L. Consalvo
Katharine Covino
Elise Takehana


Cover letter: JPG, 8.5x11 resumé paper
Folder: JPG, 9.5x11.5 glossy
Reader's Companion (unfolded) 21 3/4 x 8 1/4
Reader's Companion (folded) 5.5 x 8 1/4





Craig Varden and Patty Campbell, “Tenderness Reader's Companion Packet,” Robert E. Cormier Archive Collection 3, accessed July 14, 2024, https://robertcormiertwistedintimacy.omeka.net/items/show/103.