Born October 26, 1945, in Memphis, Tennessee, Scott Sanders received
a bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1967 and a doctoral degree
from Cambridge University in 1971.
He received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in
1983-84; an Editor's Choice award from Booklist in 1985, for Hear the
Wind Blow: American Folksongs Retold; the Penrod Award in 1986 for
Stone Country; an award for creative nonfiction from Associated Writing
Programs in 1987 for The Paradise of Bombs; a PEN Syndicated Fiction
Award in 1988; an award for literacy excellence from the Kenyon Review
in 1991; and other writing and teaching awards throughout the nineties.
Sanders is currently employed as a full professor in the department of
English at Indiana University. He has been the director of the Wells
Scholars Program since 1997. Sanders' works in progress include two
collections of stories, Dancing in Dreamtime and Gordon Milk Suite;
Wolf Water, a novel; and House Made of Trees, a children's book.
His other pursuits include bicycling, canoeing, carpentry, gardening, and
He resides in Bloomington, Indiana.
…a complex series of insights woven through
into a brilliant and beautiful tapestry that
helps shed light on the images of men in
today’s society and on the way men and
women view each other.
Think of three categories of men you've
known in your life; be sure to make the
categories distinct, and provide at least three
characteristics for the men in each category.
What is the overall message of paragraphs 1-
Connect the ideas presented in Paragraphs 1-
3 and connect it to why SRS felt that it was
not possible for him to be like the men shown
What kind of men did SRS see in campus?
Why was SRS baffled with the questions the
women campus raised that men were guilty of
having kept all the joys and privileges of the
earth for themselves?
According to Sanders, the men who hardly
worked at all were
Sanders admits that as a college student, he
was slow to understand
1. the excitement generated by college sporting
2. the nuances of nuclear physics
3. the grievances of women
4. the complaints of minorities
Scott with Anna Katharine Sanders (born 18 Feb 2008 to Jesse and Carrie
Sanders explains that the chief fact of
soldiers' lives was
The first men besides his father that Sanders
remembers seeing were
black convicts and white convicts
2. black convicts and white guards
3. black soldiers and white businessmen
4. black soldiers and white soldiers
To Sanders, the fathers of his friends always
older than the mothers
2. indifferent to the mothers
the same age as the mothers
4. younger than the mothers
Near the end of his essay, Sanders explains
that he quot;wasn't an enemy [of women], in fact
or in feeling.quot; How unfair was it to
Sanders, do you think, that the women he
met in college immediately assumed he was
not quot;an ally,quot; as he claims to be?
Why do you think that minority groups and
other victims of discrimination may be just as
intolerant as their oppressors?
Have you ever misjudged a person and then
realized your error after getting to know him
or her better?