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Cormier defends downbeat endings as an important reality but states that he is not a pessimist.

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Cormier discusses his feelings of helplessness in censorship battles. He also expresses his admiration for the teachers and librarians who support his writing and share it with young readers.

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Cormier's talk on fear delivered at New York University discusses the nature of fear and how fear comes from within and not from movies and books. He talks about how fear is in the commonplace facts and experiences of life and not in the fantastic.…

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Cormier describes how the source of fear is not in monsters on the screen or in books but those in our minds. He also describes a mother reading his novels along with her eighth-grade son.

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In these drafts, Robert Cormier mines his memories of childhood to articulate the inspirations for his dark books.

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In these drafts, Robert Cormier mines his memories of childhood to articulate the inspirations for his dark books.

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This article features reflections of YA authors and publishers on the conflicts between young readers and adults on reading patterns and taste. Authors include Robert Cormier, Harry Mazer, Norma Klein, Roald Dahl, Daniel Keyes, and Judy Blume.…

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Cormier speaks to his motives for writing and its basis in emotion.

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This speech addresses Cormier's childhood and adolescent reading and writing. It includes the Introduction to his 20th Anniversary edition of I Am the Cheese and letters with objectors.

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This speech addresses Cormier's childhood and adolescent reading and writing. It includes the introduction to his 20th Anniversary edition of I Am the Cheese and letters from objectors.
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