Peter Glassman

Vancouver, Canada

Dr. Peter J. Glassman is an educator and author who has worked extensively in early childhood, elementary, and post-secondary education in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Peter is the author of four books, and numerous essays on human creativity and society. He received his BA, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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The Light Within: The Literature of Harold G. Slovic

I try my best to be just like I am But everybody wants you to be just like them They say sing while you slave and I jus’ get bored I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more. -Bob Dylan A man named Harold Slovic passed away in March 2021. He met his death …

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Sister Ann Rose Nu Twang

Sisters and brothers worldwide, this is what a saint is.

An Illness in America

Sickness is a dangerous Indulgence at my time of life.                                                                                           …

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Moo Goo Gai Pan: The Story Of An Heroic Young Goose

    (With Lots of New Words for Young Readers to Discover & Delight In)  Our Tale Begins A long time ago in China there lived in Fujian Province an extroverted young bird named Grimaldi Goose. He was a keenly intelligent, exceptionally sociable gosling, equally comfortable in the air, on land, and in the water. …

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Melvin the Magnificent

Melvin the Magnificent The Tale of a Valiant Canadian Mouse – And magnificently we will flow into the mystic. Van Morrison Chapter One: A Young Rodent’s Dream Once upon a time there lived a tiny grey mouse named Melvin. Melvin resided with his family in Mississauga, Canada. They were fortunate rodents. They inhabited a pleasant …

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Life in China in the 1980s: Adrift With a Cormorant Called Kai

Incomparable: The Nobel Prize of Bob Dylan

  I got my back to the sun ’cause the light is too intense I can see what everybody in the world is up against      – Sugar Baby   The Nobel Prize for Literature at last has been awarded to the most important and most influential author of the post-World War II era.   …

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Identity & Society: Character & Consciousness in Pride and Prejudice & The Story of the Stone [红楼梦]

Identity & Society:  Character & Consciousness in Pride and Prejudice & The Story of the Stone [红楼梦] Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde   I. Consequence in a Story A Haunting Passage in a Brilliant Novel Cao …

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Foreign Friend: My Life With The Geniuses Who Made Modern China

  My new book is now available at Amazon: Foreign Friend: My Life with the Geniuses Who Created Modern China For a sample chapter and ordering information, please click:

The Boy Who Was Odd

Chapter 1. Oddball Benjamin learned he was Odd when he was in the fifth grade. He never had fit in well with other children. Especially with other boys. They thought he was too small, too clumsy, too gentle, and too bookish. Each year Benjamin grew, but every year he remained smaller than his classmates. Not …

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