Here and Beyond: 12 Stories | A Study Companion
by Ian Tan
Here and Beyond: 12 Stories | A Study Companion serves as a readable and illuminating guide to the anthology, Here and Beyond: 12 Stories. The author presents detailed analyses of the themes, characters and stylistic features of each story, allowing readers to access the nuances of these stories and the issues that they collectively raise. Accompanying each chapter of the study companion are discussion questions and activities which will enable users to develop their own interpretations and critical insights, thereby enriching their enjoyment and appreciation of the stories as well as the study of literature. This study companion is an invaluable resource for students and teachers who are reading and studying the anthology.
Here and Beyond: 12 Stories is an anthology featuring short stories by some of the most recognisable Singaporean writers, like Suchen Christine Lim, Alfian Sa’at and S. Rajaratnam. These poignant stories bring together trenchant social observations about Singaporean life to reveal unnoticed facets about city life, our shared culture and heritage.
This anthology is a recommended O-level literature text for study in Secondary Schools in Singapore.
About the Author
Ian Tan holds a first class honours in English Literature from the National University of Singapore. He currently teaches English Literature at Raffles Institution (Year 5–6). He has previously taught English Literature and English Language in CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (Secondary), and has conducted numerous workshops, book clubs and poetry circles for secondary school English Literature teachers. He has published a study guide on John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids which was widely used by students and teachers from secondary schools.
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Dimension: 175mm x 250mm