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Four Masters of the Short Story

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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 study group 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 spring 2020 are: Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar, Straus and
Giroux, 2017); Come Together, Fall Apart by Cristina Henriquez (Riverhead, 2007); What Is Yours Is Not Yours by
Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead, 2017); and All the Time in the World by E.L. Doctorow (Random House, 2011). No class on 05/25/20.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Location
500 Davis Center

Instructor
Glen Phillips 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/25/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/2/2020 - 6/1/2020 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Glen Phillips