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Great Short Stories

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CourseGraphic As Stacy Schiff wrote in The New York Times, " A short story is by definition an odder, more eccentric creature than a novel; a trailer, a fling, a warm-up act, a bouillon cube, a championship game in one inning. Irresolution and ambiguity become it; it's a first date rather than a marriage. When is it mightier than the novel? When its elisions speak as loudly as its lines." If you enjoy reading fiction and want to explore the succinctness of the short story, join our study group. The very brevity of the form invites lively discussion and differing interpretations of the material. This study group offers a brief but fascinating introduction to authors from here and around the world. Each study group participant acts as discussion leader for one or two stories of their choice, and also prepares a brief biography of the story's author. As texts we will use The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018 edited by Laura Furman (Anchor Books, 2018) and The Art of the Tale edited by Daniel Halpern (Penguin Books, 1987). This collection is an international anthology of short stories from 1945-1985. NOTE: No class on 09/30/19. Make-up class will be held on 12/16/19.


Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julia Katz2.Deborah Pyne 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Deborah Pyne  ; Julia Katz  ClassRoom