Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

48 pages

English language

Published Dec. 17, 1989 by Heinemann Educational.

ISBN:
978-0-435-16416-4
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OCLC Number:
22629041

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4 stars (27 reviews)

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reviewed Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes by Anne Rigg (Heinemann fiction project)

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3 stars

Un tratamiento experimental con el que se convierte a un deficiente mental en un verdadero genio, efectos secundarios incluidos. Lo vemos a través de su cuaderno, en el que le animan a escribir informes: cómo va mejorando la ortografía, la sintaxis, la complejidad de la narración, hasta llegar a cotas de pedantería y sobradismo bastante inaguantables. En paralelo, su evolución psicológica: cómo al despertar deja de aceptar todo como si fueran órdenes y empieza a hacer preguntas incómodas e incluso a rebelarse.

Un texto muy de su tiempo, de cuando la psicología traía grandes promesas y el psicoanálisis iba a resolver casi todo: da casi ternura ver tanto optimismo. Sin llegar a entusiasmarme, me ha parecido bastante solvente.

reviewed Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes by Anne Rigg (Heinemann fiction project)

Review of 'Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

5/5

'For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.'

'The men of the cave would say of him that up he went and down he came without his eyes...'

It would be easy to liken this book to some play on The Fall of Man or Plato's cave but it would be inappropriate, ironically. I think it's best to take this one simply.

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5/5

'For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.'

'The men of the cave would say of him that up he went and down he came without his eyes...'

It would be easy to liken this book to some play on The Fall of Man or Plato's cave but it would be inappropriate, …

reviewed Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes by Anne Rigg (Heinemann fiction project)

Review of 'Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Sometimes you can go home again and everything is just the same. I first discovered Flowers for Algernon in a fifth grade language arts class. It was back in the 1970s when learning modules were all the rage and 2 kids would partner up with a kit and basically teach each other. My friend Carol and I burned through the entire module pretty quickly so our teacher assigned us some books, and this one bore its way through my brain and into my heart.

Many years later when it was a Kindle deal of the day I decided to see if a childhood love of mine still held up. A lot of the things I loved in the 1970s seem very silly these days, but not Flowers for Algernon. Once again I devoured the entire novel in an afternoon and was reduced to a weeping puddle, sobbing for the loss …

reviewed Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes by Anne Rigg (Heinemann fiction project)

Review of 'Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Hadn't read this since high school, but it's as good as I remember. The story (told in first person) of a retarded man who is transformed into a genius through an experimental new treatment. Makes you think very hard about people, the nature of intelligence, and personality. I hope they are still teaching this in high schools.

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  • English literature -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Great Britain.
  • Fiction -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Great Britain.

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