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Four Masters of the Short Story

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CourseGraphic Short stories have the power to entertain, inform, and even heal. Interpreting those stories, uncovering the author’s message, is a noble, challenging task. That task is the goal of this study group. Each week two complex stories by two different master authors are vigorously dissected for their ideas. During a lively exchange of interpretations, participants learn from one another and refine their own positions. At discussion’s end all have a clearer sense of the author’s words and, week by week, all become more adept at literary interpretation. There are neither prerequisites for this course nor is specialized knowledge required. The coordinators will provide any necessary definitions of literary terms as well as guidance on how to lead a discussion. The books for fall 2018 are: Instructions for a Funeral by David Means (Farrar, Strauss, 2019); Catapult Stories by Emily Fridlund (Sarabande, 2017); The Age of Perpetual Light by Josh Weil (Grove Press, 2017); and Don’t Cry by Mary Gaitskill (Pantheon, 2009).


Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Jean Solomon2.Glen Phillips 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Glen Phillips  ; Jean Solomon