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ID
b87
Title
Jonah and Bruno
Genre
Story
Page Count
11
Word Count
2300
Publisher
Esquire
Publication Year
1935
Document Types
First-Person Narratives
Topics
Boyhood, Education


A classroom tale involving an arrogant and dictatorial teacher, a rebellious smart-mouthed student, a violent disciplinary scene and fight, and the eventual humiliation of the teacher by an intervening soldier, all of which reflects, as do other of Bates's school stories, his generally negative experiences of education and especially of certain male teachers. In Cut and Come Again (1935), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales (1940). Reprinted in Esquire (January, 1936).