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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 Best American Short Stories 2019, edited by Anthony Doerr with Heidi Pitlor (Mariner Books, 2019) 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. No class on 05/25/20.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julia Katz2.Deborah Pyne 



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Schedule Information

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

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/2/2020 - 6/1/2020 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Deborah Pyne  ; Julia Katz  ClassRoom